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The Biblical Purpose of Meditation

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2010-03-02 04:01:40     
Article by Jane Sheeba

Key: Psalms 63: 1-6

O GOD, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory. Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name. My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches.

Scriptural meditation is primarily a time of close communication with the Lord. The Psalmist, in the passage quoted above expresses his intense longing for God. His desire for God moved him to seek God in the sanctuary and prompted him to praise God with uplifted hands and joyful lips. It moved him to meditate on the Lord through the quietness of the night. Similarly, out of the intense longing of our heart for intimacy with God, we allow our thoughts and speech to be focused entirely on the Lord.

As we move into deep meditation in the Word we move away from simply analyzing the Word with our intellect to a time where we commune with God. The Word becomes 'spirit and life', active and energetic. It becomes the Word that God is speaking to us directly in the present time. It becomes a time where the Lord does a work deep within us, changing us in our inner being through His energized Word.

During this time we are able to respond to what the Lord speaks and does in our hearts. We are able to express repentance, faith, joy, praise, gratitude etc. in and to the Lord based on His Word. Either through deep inner prayers, or whispered words or strongly affirmed confessions, we release our thoughts, feelings, desires and convictions to the Lord. It is a time of sweet communication.

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