Updated: Jul 9, 2019
Psalm 49:3 – My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
the meditation of my heart will give you understanding
Meditation is a spiritual discipline that has been lost in Western Christianity because we generally like to try and stay away from the mystical and mysterious aspects of faith. Which, whenever other, easier to explain, and practical options are available makes sense, doesn’t it? I began meditating a while ago as part of my daily devotions and I have found it to be absolutely life giving! Meditation has lived up to every bit of its hype as described in the Bible. Through the spiritual discipline of meditation my heart has gained understanding and I undeniably know Jesus more intimately. How I practice meditation is I lock myself in the prayer room at the church then read Scripture. Once I am done with that, I set a timer on my phone for 15 minutes and put on some instrumental music. During my time in that room I focus on nothing other than God.
Granted, meditation is called a spiritual discipline because it is a discipline. Which means that it is not always something that comes easily. It takes time for anyone to develop enough focus and to stop thinking about what is for lunch, or something that someone said at work. But through this spiritual discipline we absolutely will grow in our faith. Similar to how a fire needs oxygen to survive, a Christian unquestionably needs time to spend with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to foster our relationship with him. Take time out of your busy life this week and spend it with God. Foster your relationship with God. If we specifically set aside time to spend with God and focus on him in spite of all of the multitude of distractions in our life, our faith will burn like a fire.