Christian Meditation

Q. How do I meditate?? I’ve always seen buddhists “meditate” by saying ohhhhmmm and such but I know that isn’t how a born again Christian meditates, so how do we meditate? I can’t seem to grasp the concept of it. Thanks! Your website is extremely helpful.

A. In the Biblical sense, to meditate means to think about a verse or phrase. Therefore it’s different from the Buddhist practice of emptying one’s mind. The Lord told Joshua to meditate on His Law day and night (Joshua 1:8) and Paul said essentially the same thing to Timothy in 1 Tim 4:15. Both men were being instructed to ponder the Scriptures, to be completely focused on them. It’s how we let the Holy Spirit reveal their meaning to us.

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