Lately, I’ve been spending more time in quiet meditation with the Lord. I have no problem being quiet, but quieting my mind is a whole different matter. In attempting to meditate on God’s word daily I have come to realize there is a tremendous amount a negative thoughts going on in my mind. In fact, sometimes it feels as though I have a negative voice attacking everything I’m doing, even the little things, like what i'm wearing. It's an internal judgmental voice that's so unnecessary. It’s something I didn’t even realize has been happening for a long time.
It’s through meditating on the Lord and Christian affirmations that I’ve been examining my thoughts and learning how to use God’s word to put down the negativity that has built up inside me.
A while ago I stumbled on this website called the Christian Meditator. There is a blog post on a video that gives a great demonstration of what we can accomplish during meditation and what it looks like. If you’re thinking you don’t know how to mediate this is a good starting place for guided meditation.
The teacher in the video starts off with an introduction to mediation, why it’s a necessary practice for our lives. Often we pray and pray and ask God for answers, but we don’t take the time to listen for God’s answer. The Holy Spirit within us is there to lead and guide us, but when do we take the time to be tune with what the Spirit has for us. Mediation helps to tune our spiritual ears to hear and remove those barriers that prevent us from being open to what God has for us. Just like my negative thinking. It’s something I didn’t pay attention to until I started mediating on God’s word, His promises, His love for me. I didn’t realize how self-defeating I’ve been.
I hope you watch the video, if you don’t want to watch the whole thing the first hour is the introduction, the second hour is the guided meditation.
We'll talk more about meditation and learning to hear from God. But for now let me know what you think. How has watching the video impacted how you think about meditation?