The Blessing Of Meditation

By , May 24, 2019

“May these words of my mouth
and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
Psalm 19:14 NIV

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When I was a teenager in grade 9, the last period every Friday afternoon was geography. One student in my class, being weary of five days at school, would stare at the clock for the entire period and daydream.

Our teacher got rather frustrated at the student and one day burst out in his frustration saying, “Dowie, time will pass but will you?” I never learned the subject of Dowie’s musings but he apparently enjoyed the exercise immensely.

To meditate is to reflect upon, to consider carefully, to ponder, to think about earnestly. It is a serious exercise that involves careful, informed thought.

The Psalmist spoke about pondering the activity of the Lord in Psalm 64:9; and 107:43. Such a spiritual exercise of meditating upon the person and work of the Lord brings tremendous spiritual blessing.

But meditation is virtually a lost art in most Christian circles today.

Some well meaning believers associate meditation with mystical eastern transcendental meditation—reciting a mantra over and over and such things. Nothing could be farther from the truth of Christian meditation.

We even find in scripture the term meditation used in regards to people reflecting seriously upon the Lord’s character, His mighty works and His enduring love for us.

To spend time meditating upon the Lord, a person should find a quiet place where they will not be interrupted. Reading a section of scripture that describes the mighty acts of God can form the basis for serious reflection.

David viewed the heavens and found himself enthralled with the glory of God. So to have a wonderful worship experience one could use a telescope, binoculars or even the naked eye—like King David—and look a galaxy or some of the planets in our solar system.

You might reflect on the ways the Lord has been gracious to you and find a spirit of thankfulness filling your heart and mind. God’s faithfulness to us is a great source of comfort in times of trouble.

Wherever you meditate, however you do it—seek to have regular times when you can retreat from the demands of life and reflect on the goodness, the power, the love of the Lord and you will be blessed beyond measure.

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