Holy Meditation: A guided meditation
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will."
To fulfill God’s good plan and accomplish His will, we must stop thinking the way the
world thinks and start thinking the way He does. How? With biblical meditation. Biblical
Meditation isn’t just a matter of meditating on Scripture; it’s meditating on the God of
Scripture. Beyond the sacred page, we see the Lord. It’s not just the Word Itself, but the
Word Himself, the Incarnate Word.
Claiming back this territory which other faiths have used to pervert for God’s glory.
Heavenly peace comes through meditation and trust. We must “stay” our minds on Him and trust in Yahweh, Jehovah, the Lord—forever.
What does it mean to “stay” our minds on the Lord? It means to keep our minds focused on Him, to think about Him, to be devoted to Him, and to be conscious of His person, His presence, and His providence over our lives. Jesus told us to love the Lord our God with all our minds (Matthew 22:37), and the Psalmist said, “Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands” (Psalm 112:1).
Meditation is staying our minds on the Lord, loving Him with every thought, fearing Him, and delighting in His commands. Isaiah 26:3–4 "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal."
As we ponder and personalize God’s Word, we begin looking at life through His lens, viewing the world from His perspective. Our thoughts become holier and clearer.
We practice Biblical Meditation by devoting ourselves to the passage of Scripture we’re reading or studying, based on the premise that God’s Word is flawless. Meditation heals the mind while encouraging the soul. It lessens anxiety, reduces stress, and generates peace.
As we meditate, God guides and changes our thoughts, helps us process our sorrows and shows us His greatness.
"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable
things you do not know."
Lets come into an easy seat leaning back against a wall. Gently close your eyes and vigorously rub your hands together until you feel them becoming warm, then cup your hands over your eyes. Press your fingers into the space above your eyebrows, work fingers down toward your temples and circle around the temples, continue drawing your fingers down the side of your face and press the fingers in between your jaws, gently pulling the lower jaw down. Move your hands around your neck and wrap them around and pull forward gently. Press your hands into your shoulders and gently massage the tops of your shoulders. Place your hands on your lap.
Take a deep breath through the nose and exhale deeply through the mouth, repeat. Begin to breathe in and out through the nose. Genesis 2:7 says that the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Every breath you take is an affirmation of God’s sovereignty to…… give….. YOU….. life.
John 20:22 says that Jesus breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
…………………………………….How miraculous YOU are to be a Temple of God.
Take that in……………………………………………………………………………...........
Be Still knowing that The Great I Am lives and breathes in YOU…………………………. Inhaling and Exhaling life and God’s Holy Spirit.
5 minutes of silent breathing and meditating on John 20:22
Feel the coolness of the breath as it enters your nostrils, travels through your sinuses and down your throat. Notice how it fills your lungs and expands them. Feel the warmth of the breath as it exits above your upper lip. Notice how your lungs deflate on the exhale.
Your head is relaxed, your eyelids are heavy, your eyeballs are sinking back into their sockets, your lips are slightly parted and your tongue is resting on the bottom of your jaw. Notice your right hand and each finger……. right forearm, right shoulder, chest, left shoulder, left forearm, left hand and each of your fingers…… Bring your awareness to your torso, hips, right thigh, right knee, right shin, right foot, each of your toes…... Notice your left thigh, left knee, left shin, left foot and each of your toes……
YOU were wonderfully and fearfully made……… in God’s own image. God knew you before your were knit together in your mother’s womb. He knows every hair on your head. He created you with unique gifts and talents for a specific purpose but YOUR main purpose is to love and fellowship with Him…………. Imagine that, Elohim wants to spend time with YOU …………………………… Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10).
10-20 minutes of silent breathing and meditating on Psalm 46:10
“I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted. I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint. You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak. I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked: “Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?” Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand. I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. The waters saw you, God, the waters saw you and writhed; the very depths were convulsed. The clouds poured down water, the heavens resounded with thunder; your arrows flashed back and forth. Your thunder was heard in the whirlwind, your lightning lit up the world; the earth trembled and quaked. Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen. You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.”
Psalm 77:1-20 NIV