I believe that Christians who are opposed to Christ-centered meditation don’t really understand the practice and its benefits. They also fail to acknowledge that meditating on Christ is encouraged in the Bible.
Read the following scriptures:Psalms chapter 46:10 tells us to be still and know that I am God.
If I’m sleepless at midnight, I spend the hours in grateful meditation.- Psalms 63:6
I’ll ponder all the things you’ve accomplished, and give a long, loving look at your acts.- Psalms 77:12
Joshua chapter 1 verse 8, admonishes us to meditate on God’s word day and night.
Psalms chapter 4: 4 persuades us,”When you are in your beds, search your hearts and be silent.David desired in Psalms 104: 34, that his meditations be pleasing to the Lord.
Isaiah declared in Chapter 50:4, “He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.
Moses spent 40 days on the mountain abiding and learning from God (Exodus 34-35).
Paul received revelation and saw visions from heaven (2 Corinthians 12).
John wrote visions that are recorded in the book of Revelations.
The Bible says even Jesus spent hours alone with God (Luke 5:16; Mark 1:35).Our greatest inspirations and truths come during times of quietness, stillness, openness, and reflection- all components of meditation. Almost any activity can be abused and used for evil. Sometimes it’s not what we do but our motivation for doing it. In the same light, the practice of meditation can be used to honor God or dishonor Him. Some forms of meditation encourage participants to empty their minds in an effort to connect with the supernatural world. That can be dangerous. However, Christian meditation encourages believers to be still before God so we can dwell in his presence, focus entirely on Him, and quiet our minds so we can fully embrace His Word.
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