Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Secrets of Spiritual Meditation

Meditation is spiritual pondering over what is written. It is spiritual digestion to absorb the truth of God’s word and to locate the mysteries within the word of God. It is understanding  and figuring out what God is actually saying or showing you.

Psalms 119:97-100

97. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

98. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

99. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

100. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

101. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

  • Spiritual meditation helps us dig deeper into the word of God. To get the treasures of the Word of God, we have to swim in the deeper waters by meditating.
  • When we meditate on God's work, it makes us wise because thinking makes wise.
  • It is not enough to read or listen to the Word of God as if we are reading a newspaper or a magazine. When the Word is read or listened to, and then pondered on, then it becomes part of our lives.
  • What enhances our energy level is not the food we eat now but it is the food we absorb. Any time you listen to the word, try to absorb it so that you can be able to apply it in your life.
  • The Word that we eat should be able to be absorbed in our spiritual systems so as to make us grow spiritually. Are you looking for spiritual growth? If you answered yes, then you should discipline yourself to have a quiet time of meditation.
  • spiritual meditation wades away any bad thoughts the devil may want to cast in our minds. When the devil tries to cast bad thoughts, he finds that our thoughts are already fully engaged on thoughts about the Word of God.
  • I usually install different programs on computers. When you program a computer to do something, it will not do the opposite. Similarly, when the mind of a Christian is programmed by the Word of God, then that Christian will not do anything opposite to the programming done. When you let your mind go through spiritual meditation, you are actually programming your mind, your soul and your spirit to the Word of God so that you cannot do the opposite of the Word.  You are actually building up your spiritual muscles to enable you overcome any kind of temptation.
  • Whatever you think in the end becomes whatever you speak because a word is actually a though let out by way of speaking. What we talk, speaks volumes about who we really are. What we think, we eventually do it because that is what we have programmed our inner beings to do. When we keep doing the same thing for a long time, then it forms a habit and so in the end we have a character shaped out of our thoughts. A character shaped on God’s word is a surety of having a DESTINY of GOD’S WILL. John 1:1 says, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. If then the Word was God, then learn to think/meditate, speak, act, and continually act the Word of God to eventually form a character that will  fulfil God’s destiny in your life. A character is build on what you read, listen to, watch, the people you associate with and what you think. Godly character is formed by doing the work of God, bible study, prayers, psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, fellowship with other believers and meditation of the Word of God.
  • You are what you are today because of the things you allow your mind to dwell on.God is more interested on what we are inside that outside. Before someone goes to murder somebody, they must think and plot how they will do it. That is why Jesus said that we should clean our inside because all the issues of life comes from the heart.

 Psalms 19:14  says, Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Mathew 15:18-20

18.  But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19.  For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20.  These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

  • Philippians 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The only way we can regulate the things we think is by meditating on the word of God. Review what you think about. You can do that by taking notes of the things that come into your mind and the things that you also dream about. This will give you a picture of what you think about and the areas that you need to work on so that you can be a better thinker/meditator. You can start by picking some verses each day so that as you go about your work,  your will think about them and repeat them quietly in your heart.

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