“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10
Meditation is a powerful for connecting with God. There are hundreds of ways to meditate. I personally believe that silent meditation is the best way, but the important thing is for you to find the way(s) that work best for you.
Some Christians are wary about meditation, fearing that it gives space for the devil to enter. Some don’t like it because they associate it with Eastern religions such as Buddhism or Hinduism. For those wary or wondering what the value meditation has let me give you a few examples.
In the Bible it says that Jesus, in the early morning hours, often went out alone to pray to his father. (Mark 1:35). What is prayer? I think of it as a conversation with God. What makes a good conversation? Back and forth alternate listening and talking between two or more individuals. Most people think of prayer as us humans speaking to God. But if we don’t listen for God we’re missing a lot of value.
One of my favorite verses is the one quoted at the beginning of this lesson. Notice that the verse doesn’t say “think” about that I am God. It says “know that I am God.” How are we to know? By quieting our mind’s and feeling the deep truth of who God is. That is the only way to not put God in a box and make him less than he is.
Besides those two examples there are hundreds of physical and mental health benefits to meditating. My favorite type of meditations is body scans and focus on the breath meditations. But I have also found guided meditations that have been very healing for me as well. Here are a few of them: