Covid-19 has given the world ample time to reflect on life, or, in other words, meditate.
Some folk stay clear of the word ‘meditate’ because it conjures up the idea of Eastern mysticism. But ‘meditate’ every living mind does. I propose that to meditate is simply to think, think long, and think deep. The bigger question is, “What do you habitually meditate on?”
The Bible says quite a bit about this habit. Here are some examples:
Psalm 1: 1,2: Blessed is the one who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night.
Psalm 4:4: Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still.
Psalm 143:5: I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your (God’s) accomplishments; I reflect on the work of Your hands.
Unlike other kinds of meditations, which call for “empty your mind,” or “out of your body,” or “killing your desires,” the meditation God approves of and His Word instructs us to be involved in has to do with God and His Word. With what thoughts do you wake up in the morning? What occupies your mind during your free time? Who do you love to think about? Who do you talk with last before falling asleep?
Are there benefits to godly meditation? Absolutely. Meditating on God deepens one’s relationship with Him, bringing soul peace. Soul peace calms a person mentally. A calm individual can accomplish more than a harried one. Better heart health, normal blood pressure, and a positive outlook are just a few physical advantages of godly meditation.
I invite you to a meditated life; you’ll live with peace, contentment, and joy😊 .