8. A Spiritual Meditation|
Bible Study on Prayer
Written by Michael J. Martinez
Guiding Light Praying Ministry.
?But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night? (Psalm 1:2).
If you are meditating, what are you doing exactly? Well, the world has a way of meditating, and there are many worldly meditations that you can embrace to try and become more at peace with your life. Do you love His Holy Scriptures enough to meditate on them? By reading them and allowing Jesus? understanding to flow through you. Psalms 119 verse 97 says ?Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day?.
See, we are designed by God to need a relationship, to be involved in pleasing someone. We learn early in life, that pleasing ourselves seems to work, bur our never ending worldly emptiness doesn?t get filled. God created us that way so that only the creator could fill us, and fill us with His love. This unconditional love which never can be found here on this earth, and never can be found in people, places, or things, but only comes from the God in heaven above.
As we live we meditate because God gave us a mind to think, to plot, to plan, to ponder, to speculate, and reflect. When we are meditating from a young age we are absorbing everything that comes are way by our ears, eyes, and touch. We are immersed by the world?s standards, but as Christians we learn not to be of the world and its ways. We are taught by Jesus to be obedient to the law and government, as well as other authorities, the apostle Paul reminds the Christian in Titus 3 verses 1-2 ?Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men?. But not to where it is going against Christ Jesus, as Peter and the apostles said in Acts 5 verse 29-30 ?But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: ?We ought to obey God rather than men.? And let our words and mouth reflect King David?s words as he spoke in Psalm 19 verse 14 ?Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.?
We are created with emotions, feelings, and a conscience that seems to fight against us, because of our sinful nature, the spirit being willing to follow Jesus Christ but the flesh that is our desire to lust and sin is weak. We realize this when we become a born again Christian and draw near to the Lord. When our relationship deepens with Christ Jesus, as we pray and seek Him. ?May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord? (Psalm 104:34 ).
The world delights in carnal experiences, in religion, in tradition, in feeling good, and making sure that life is somehow spiritual. The world is mainly guided by their feelings, their emotional state of being depends on how they feel, and how they can please self, rather than whom they can please. A worldly person for surely doesn?t delight in wanting to please something they cannot see, I never did at first. Although it seems to be a normal thing, a normal thing taught to us, engraved in us from childhood.
Jesus says ?Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine? ( 1 Tim. 4:12-13 ). The Apostle Paul said he suffered reproach in his labors, because he trusted in Christ Jesus, who is the Savior of all men, especially to those who believe ( 1 Tim. 4:10 ). ?Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all? ( 1Tim. 4:15 ).
People can meditate on astrology, mysticism, sorcery, magic, dreams, false hope, old wife?s tales, fables, and superstition, but nothing can replace the truth of Christ Jesus and what He tells us. Nothing can fill us or give us hope except the security of the Holy Spirit living in us. It is the testimony of those who lived on the side of Satan to now live for Jesus Christ and experiencing the changed life. The world meditates on nature but is unaware of who the creator is, it sees the creeping things, but they don?t see how wonderful their made. The people see the weather patterns and think it?s a person called ?mother nature,? but understands not that the earth is held, and sustained by the creator and giver of the Holy Scriptures.
Be made new today in the name of Jesus that your meditations would be of Him who has fearfully and wonderfully created you. That in all your supplications your prayers would be to the true God in heaven.
Read Luke 6:22 and 2 Corinthians 12:10
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Published on: 2005-05-06 (784 reads)[ Go Back ]