Tuesday night one of our small groups met. We are going through the Soul Care material together. In the video teaching time, Rob Reimer was talking about breaking habitual sin patterns. He taught that a powerful tool to break these patterns is to meditate on Scriptures that contain the virtues to counteract the vice. In our discussion after the video, a question came up. What do Christians believe about meditation?
This is how I answered.
Christian Meditation is taking a Scripture, or attribute about God and just sitting with it. Meditation is an unstructured prayer that is more about silence (listening) than talking.
Where should you start? Pick something from this list.
1. Invite God into helping you deal with a destructive pattern by focusing on Scriptures that talk about grace, forgiveness and new life.
2. Address your anxiety, worry or fear by focusing on verses that deal with God’s faithfulness and promises.
3. Focus on the presence of God in your life. Pay attention to his love and care for you.
We are in the season of Lent. Traditionally a time of self-denial and meditative reflection. Take some time to practice Christian meditation. It doesn’t have to be a long time, even as little as 15 minutes provides a sense of well-being and connection with God.
I would love your feedback on what you experience through this practice.