Christian meditation can benefit our lives in more ways than we can count. True meditation comes from the heart and with the desire to please God; not with the attitude of what’s in it for me.
A key point to note: The Bible commands us to meditate, and obedience to God’s Word always benefits our lives.
Meditating on God’s Word brings us closer to Him and brings blessings
Christian meditation is based on God’s word. Daily meditation helps to discover God and makes us blessed. David also revealed this, and tells us in Psalm 1:1-2 that blessed are those who delight in the law of the Lord and meditate on it day and night.
Meditating on God’s word is time spent with God. Like any other relationship, the time invested helps it become stronger and more intimate.
Life and grace come from God’s word
From the Word of God comes life. God has already given us everything concerning life and godliness (spiritual education). Grace and peace are multiplied through the knowledge of God, and His divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:2-3)
Meditation taps into a source of blessing that transcends the natural world. It enables us to touch the very life of God.
Our purpose, heritage, and God’s promises are revealed in His Word
We were created with a purpose. Looking at our Creator will reveal his plan so that we can live a fulfilled life. The Lord says that He has plans to help us, not to harm us; plans that will give us hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
“We have received an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the purpose of His own will.”
— Ephesians 1:11
If we want to know God’s will for our lives, then we need to read His will. How can we claim our inheritance if we do not know what belongs to us?
God’s Word is full of the next promise just waiting to be launched into our life. The Bible tells us that we are given extraordinarily great and precious promises so that we can be partakers of His divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4) God delights in honoring the promises we make to him.
Mark my words: Meditation brings the revelation of God’s Word and encourages us to act on it. This in turn results in the manifestation of God’s promises and blessings in our lives. A purposeful, victorious life comes when we are connected to God’s life.
Is Christian meditation a part of your daily life?