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Meditating Monday: Meditate

Posted Jan 22 2009 4:02pm

The definition of meditate:
–verb (used without object)
1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
2. to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection

Meditation can be a great stress reliever. It’s an excellent way to start the day as well as end the day. If you’re feeling tense or stressed, take even a few minutes and meditate.

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You can spend time meditating indoors or if you can get outside in fresh air it’s so much better. Obviously, it may be hard to escape the office and go outside to meditate, so just do it at your desk.

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Some don’t believe that meditation isn’t Biblical; however, you can meditate on the Word and according to Bible.org

The Objectives of Meditation

(1) Worship—It is designed to focus on the Lord and His works (Ps. 27:4; 77:12). It is a place and space in our lives for communion with God. It is a means of elevating the spiritual over the material world and the world of activity: the world of hustle and bustle and coming and going.

(2) Instruction—It is designed to improve our understanding of the Word and God’s ways as it applies to our lives (Ps. 49:3 [i.e., understanding comes from the meditations of his heart]; 119:27, 97f). In meditation we exchange our thoughts with God’s.

(3) Motivation or Encouragement—It is designed to motivate and inspire us in service and courage for the works God has called us to do (Josh. 1:7-8)

(4) Transformation—It is designed to transform and change our lives. This would apply to all the above (Ps. 4:4; 19:14; 119:15; Rom. 12:2; Col. 3:1f).

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