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Meditation is a way to commune with God and realize God’s power in your life.  Richard Foster talks about meditation in his book Celebration of Discipline:

In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry and crowds.  If he can keep us engaged in “muchness” and “manyness,” he will rest satisfied. Psychiatrist Carl Jung once remarked, “Hurry is not of the Devil, it is the Devil.”

Watchman Nee said to meditate on Christ’s Spirit:

Take this as the secret of Christ’s life in you: His Spirit dwells in your innermost spirit. Meditate on it, believe in it, and remember it until this glorious truth produces within you a holy fear and wonderment that the Holy Spirit indeed abides in you!

The On The Way blog, in a post called Why to Meditate, states that obedience is one of the goals of Christian meditation and quotes the following beautiful hymn from Philippians:

“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death– even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”  Philippians 2:6-12

Meditate to draw closer to God.  Meditate by emptying yourself: your pride, your wants, your desires – and ask the Holy Spirit to fill the emptiness inside of you.


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