In modern thought, most people associate meditation with eastern religion, like Buddhism and Hinduism. This has led many people to believe that meditation opens one to an evil spirit or untrue teachings. This is not true. Spiritual rumination is godly and it helps your mind – but you have to do it according to the scripture.
The Bible speaking in Joshua 1:8,
This book of the law shall not depart from out of thy mouth; but thou shall meditate on it day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall have good success.
The meditation we are talking about here is on the scriptures. Though there is also secular meditation, the difference between biblical meditation and secular exercise version is that secular meditation does not provide a resolution to your issues, while biblical quiet time provides a clear path to follow. It also tells you what you should do after studying the Word.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. This is the advantage of biblical meditation has over the secular version.
Though, generally, when you meditate, biblically or secularly, gives you some pause moment. They both produce mental reset but biblical meditation gives you much more. When you spend time on God’s word and acting it, it changes you from the inside-out, and these changes move you toward blessing and freedom.
There are lots of times when unfiltered thoughts roam through our minds. We tend to struggle with these thoughts and wish they had not entered our minds. But another advantage of a bible-based thoughtfulness is that it renews your mind and molds the way we think.
Be not be conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2 KJV)
We have seen from this post that biblical meditation has a lot of advantages. Now is the time to contemplate how to fix your focus on God and how to make the most of biblical rumination in our daily life.
Do you have an idea of how it would look like if you take away your attention from secular meditation and instead fix your mind on the scripture? Do not procrastinate. Now is the best time to start!
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