Learn How Christian Meditation Can Draw You Closer to God
Draw Nigh to God and He Will Draw Nigh to You
All of us suffer from past hurts and pains. When we come to Christ, we literally become new creatures but we still bring along our baggage from the past. We continue to struggle and suffer in certain areas of our life and have no idea why. This is usually the result of some unresolved fear, hurt, or pain from our past. Many of these stem from childhood traumas, mindsets, or crisis we have had to endure as adults.
Oftentimes these wounds are unconscious to us, just lurking beneath the surface of our waking mind. We also have a tendency to deny, hide, or bury the thoughts or feelings associated with these hurts and pains instead of seeking healing, freedom, and deliverance from them. Father God doesn’t want us to cope with our pain, He wants to deliver us from it and in return we can help others.
Christian meditation is like the doorway to the soul. As we become quiet before the Lord, thoughts and feelings of the past begin to creep up to the surface. We often come face to face with our pain, but that is a good thing, because what we can feel we can heal. Once we recognize and acknowledge our pain, we can then turn it over to God and receive healing.
Through the art of Christian Meditation, we surrender our whole being unto God by entering into his presence and bringing our mind and body under subjection to Christ. Through quieting the mind, meditating on God’s Word, and abiding in His Presence, we consecrate ourselves unto God and away from the world, it’s distractions and worldly attachments and affections. Each time we enter into God’s Secret Place, we allow his transforming presence to change us inwardly where we discover the deeper things of God, a world within a world, that many never dig deep enough to find.
Meditation is the act of meditating; continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation; or devout religious contemplation or spiritual introspection. Therefore, the practice of Christian meditation would be to engage in thought, contemplation, and reflection about our relationship with Christ and/or the Word of God.
Ready to Try Christian Meditation!
When I Open My Eyes Morning Meditation
After the meditation, spend a few more moments in silence. If time permits, get out your journal and ask God what He wants you to focus on today. Also, put something on God’s to do list in the form of a short prayer. For best results, meditate 1-2 times per day, preferably in morning and evening.
This meditation is about 22 minutes long. If you enjoyed it, please check out my Worshiping and Drawing Near to God, at the end of this page. You can also listen to more samples by clicking here.
Try It Now. Listen Below to When I Open My Eyes Guided Christian Meditation
About When I Open My Eyes Morning Meditation:
The way we start our day is often the same way we will end out day. Too many of us jump out of bed and start the busyness cycle all over again. Meditation allows us to step off the treadmill of life and push the reset button to draw closer to God and ourselves. Starting our morning dwelling in God’s presence with our mind focused on our creator is going to provide us with cleansing, clarity, guidance, and inner peace. When I Open my Eyes is one of my most popular meditations on youtube, with over 1 million views. Many people use this meditation to start each morning and draw closer to God.
To Prepare for the Meditation:
- Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Sit in a comfortable upright position. Legs can be placed on floor or crossed.
- If you have headphones available, put them on. Get relaxed and press play.
- After the meditation, please leave any comments below: How did it make you feel? What did you notice about your thoughts?
Benefits You Can Expect from Christian Meditation
- Become an observer of our minds.
- Learn to take authority over our thought life.
- Reduce internal and external distractions.
- Overcome compulsive thinking that leads to compulsive behaviors.
- Win the battle over our mind.
- Squash every thought that exalts itself against God’s Word.
- Stop striving and trust God.
- Break the cycle of urgency and busyness.
- Get our attention back on God.
- Hide God’s Word in our heart.
- Gain greater discipline.
- Learn to live in the present moment.
Transform Your Life by Drawing Closer to God
“Psalms 46:10 declares, “Be still and know that I am God. Could our busy lives and distractions be getting in the way of a more intimate relationship with Christ? It’s so easy to get bogged down with the “cares of the world” and neglect our time and fellowship with the Father. Many years ago I was an active church-goer. I taught Sunday School and was involved in almost every ministry out there. At about 10 years of faithful service my heart began to yearn for something more. I lost my vigor for church and its activities. I began to sense that there had to be more to this walk of faith.
It was also around that time that I was also battling chronic depression. I would ask myself, “How could I be a Christian and yet be so depressed? Shouldn’t I have the joy of the Lord?” Around that same time, I pretty much stopped going to church. I got tired of leaving there feeling just as unhappy as when I arrived. Then something happened. I began to seek the Messiah on my own. I began to read the scriptures and journal. I also began to just sit in silence with the Lord or play soft music in the background. I literally felt the presence of God enter my room. This is when I believe I really met the Lord and learned to abide in His Presence. I got a hunger for the Lord like never before and as a result grew stronger in my faith and commitment to the Messiah. Years later, after receiving a divine healing encounter with God, I started this ministry to help others not only know of God but to know Him in a more intimate way.
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Start Meditating Now & Draw Closer to God
If you are desiring to Draw Closer to the Lord, some of the best ways to meditate are to just put on some soft music and dwell in His presence. That’s it, just dwell. Another method is to use a guided Christian meditation CD that focuses on God’s works, glory, and His creation. These types of narratives take our minds off of ourselves, our circumstances, and puts them on God. Instead of dwelling on our problems, we want to dwell on God’s greatness to solve them. In addition, I would recommend that you set a daily Date with God. During this time with the Lord you can listen to a guided meditation, journal, write and speak out scripture affirmations, and visualize what you want to achieve. We are to speak those things as though they were. God said He will do exceedingly abundantly above what we could ask for or think, so let’s starting imagining greater things from God!
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Ready to Start Your New Meditation Journey?
One of the best ways to becoming a Christian meditator and start meditating is to 1) Learn more about mind and meditation, 2) Take a meditation course that will teach you how to meditate effectively. Many people believe that if they just get quiet and close their eyes, they are meditating; however, their bodies may be still, but their minds are all over the place. This is when many Christians give up and miss out on the benefits of this transformative practice. Having support and instruction from a book, course, group or coach can help to guarantee greater success. Below are a few recommended resources to get you started.
Worshiping God Christian Meditation & Affirmations Bundle
In the Christian Meditation and Affirmation Bundle You’ll Receive the Following Downloads:
- Blessed Be the Names of God (med)
- Glory to God (med)
- In His Presence (med)
- In Everything Give Thanks (med)
- The Secret Place (med)
- Joy and Gratitude (aff)
- Complete in Christ (med)
- Jesus is my Peace (med)
- Spirit of God (med)
- One Body One Mind One Spirit (med)
Where to Go from Here?
Intrigued by what you just read about Christian Meditation and wonder what your next steps should be? If you haven’t already, please check out all the links in this blog post. In addition, we have a Facebook Group targeted for those who practice Christian Meditation. Once you have joined you can talk with other members about their experiences.
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