In my journey of Life, I have come to know all to often things are misinterpreted (failure to understand or interpret something correctly) failure to understand or interpret something correctly.) These misinterpretations are sometimes intentional (for various reasons) and sometimes not. All too often it is from a lack of the individual seeking the full picture and just listening to what “someone” else said or taking a segment of something then when shared it is spoken out of context. Either way much “false” information is spread as ‘facts’.
Something that has received a bad rap in many circles is “Meditation”. More often that not, it is a given that this is referring to the Eastern art of Meditation and I hear people say no I am not into Ommmm. See how just one segment of something can be misinterpreted and spread incorrectly. It’s a shame as more and more mankind needs to embrace Meditations before we blow up from stress and anxiety. So dig deeper you will find it is more than just Eastern believers that have meditated for thousands of years and the word itself a has more than one meaning 1. A written or spoken discourse expressing considered thoughts on a subject 2. self contemplation or reflective thought for a long period of time 3. a spiritual introspection or religious contemplation as referred to in the book of Psalms & Joshua. Meditation here is meant to focus and submerge one’s heart and mind in His Word so you will grow and be transformed into the Living Word of God. Yep, 23 times in the Bible Meditation is referred to and that is not including the times mentioned of Yeshua (Jesus) pulling away to Pray and Meditate (spend time with God). Of those 23 times 19 are in the Book of Psalms. One of my favs is Psalms 48:9 “Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love” My interpretation of the temple is wherever you and God are in union. Another fav is Psalms 119:148 ” My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises” When I am wide awake and can’t sleep I turn on prayers and meditate on His Promises and before long I drift off into a blissful sleep. You can find this one on the Abide app too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OURgnbq3a-w
Here are a couple more I listen to on a regular basis. I thank God for those who have sought to Meditate and share those Meditations that others, like me and you, can cultivate His seeds of love within the gardens of the heart.
These are nice to relax and reduce your stress as well.
May you enjoy, relax, and find Peace and the Light of Love in your Meditations.
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law (His word) always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.