Okay, for the last couple of days I have been discussing some dangerous practices borrowed from the Eastern religions and have become prominent in our churches. Shoot, they are even taught and endorsed from the pulpit! No, I don’t believe it is a deliberate attempt to dethrone our God, rather, I believe it is more out of ignorance of its danger and how much our Father detests it. But as Tozer states, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
So, how do we begin to utilize Biblical meditation? Well, I’ll show you. The Lord spoke to Joshua and told him:
“Never stop reciting these teachings. You must meditate on them night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them. Only then will you prosper and succeed.
“I have commanded you, ‘Be strong and courageous! Don’t tremble or be terrified, because Yahweh your Elohim is with you wherever you go’” (Joshua 1:8-9).
It might help to know that the Hebrew word used for meditate here is hagah, meaning to speak, mutter, muse, imagine or plot. In other words, biblical meditation is repeatedly speaking the Word of God. It also involves imagining and using our mind to plan ways that we can implement the Word of God in our lives.
You do this by taking a passage of the Word and repeating it over to yourself, examining each word and imagining how it applies to your personal life.
As we begin to make biblical meditation a part of our daily Christian discipline, speaking, muttering the Word of God and imagining how we can mold our lives in concordance with it, we will see our lives transformed and the Lord promises that our “way will prosperous” and that we will “have good success.”
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