Meditation, because of the new age movement, has scared many Christians away from this most vital of Christian duties. Yes, I said duty. The Lord commands us to meditate on His Word (Joshua 1:8, and many other places).
Meditation is very much misunderstood in Christianity; it is not prayer, and it is not reading your Bible. It’s not memorizing scripture. Meditation on God’s Word is just that: Meditation. Meditation means “rehearse in one’s mind, or contemplate.” So, if you know how to have a conversation with yourself about something, you know how to meditate. Only, with Biblical meditation, you are having a conversation with yourself about God’s Word.
Most Christians do not meditate on God’s Word. Many struggle in their prayer life and read very little of God’s Word from day to day. Meditation is ON TOP of those two things. But, one way we can get past this hurdle and draw into a deeper relationship with God is to learn to meditate on God’s Word. Meditation will enhance and deepen your prayer time and it will also enlighten your understanding of God’s Word.
I developed this series on Biblical meditation to help those who have never practiced Biblical meditation. Look at it as “training wheels” as you learn how to ride this meditation bike. Here, I am specifically teaching the Puritan form of Biblical meditation known as “deliberate meditation.” As you grow in your faith and devotion time, you will see your meditation time change as well from this structured environment into something unique between you and the Lord.
However, I want to stress again: The OBEDIENT Christian will meditate on God’s Word. The DISOBEDIENT Christian will not. Daily meditation on God’s Word is not a condiment to your life that you (as a mortal man) get to decide to add or subtract. God, Himself, has directed it. He has shown throughout scripture that the man or woman who truly wants to follow Him will “meditate on His Word day and night (Psalm 1:2).” And so, just like many other things such as Holiness, prayer and reading His Word, you have to decide if you are going to be an obedient servant or a disobedient servant.
If your desire is to be an obedient servant and meditate on His Word, but you don’t know where to start, please consider watching my series on Biblical Meditation (linked here). Please only watch 1 video per week, since there is some homework after week 1.
If you have any questions about Biblical Meditation, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a pastor and would like some help teaching this to your church, I am available for that as well.
May God bless your obedience to His Word and your meditations. God will use meditation will transform your life, if you will let Him…but you have to let Him.
As you go through the series, please use the following guide: Meditation on God’s Word – A Practical Guide: Downloadable Guide
Meditation on God’s Word – A Practical Guide: Part 1
Meditation on God’s Word – A Practical Guide: Part 2
Meditation on God’s Word – A Practical Guide: Part 3