"Meditation" - Don't Settle For a Counterfeit



       "M e d i t a t i o n"     



"But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself;

the LORD hears when I call to him.

Tremble, and do not sin;

Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still."  Psalm 4:3,4



Hmmmmmm... How do we do that?


Doesn't that mean "think about it?"


Someone once wrote that it's comparable to a cow chewing its cud...


In the popular culture of today, a picture comes to mind of a person seated on the floor in a "lotus position" with palms of hands together, pointed upwards.


Think: oriental religious practices, when a novice is encouraged to either


1.  empty the mind of conscious thought     or

2.  learn and chant a mantra.



However, for a Christian believer, "Meditation" involves a relationship with the Living God of the Holy Bible, and with His Word.


Apostle Paul had a spiritual son named Timothy. He wrote to him as follows, in 

2 Timothy 2:7


"Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything."


Paul had taught Timothy well and the young man knew that his teacher had been taught by the ascended Christ, Jesus Himself. He trusted his teacher, and he trusted the risen Christ. Their relationships were solid, for they had been proved. 


So Timothy remembered the words of Jesus taught to him by Paul, and he spent much time listening to God's voice through the Holy Spirit.


Timothy really knew how to MEDITATE! And he lived out the truth in his everyday existence.


He meditated on God's Word, and he became a strong servant of the Living God. He led many others as well into living relationship with God through the Body and Blood of God's Lamb, Jesus Christ.


What a beautiful lifestyle it is, filled with God's love, His peace and His joy!

All we need to do to receive it is to become like little children, and

snuggle up to our Heavenly Father!    We will then


Believe  --  Obey  --  Worship  --  Meditate  --  Pray  -- Be Thankful!                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                       


Here's a song lyric which can help us stay on the right path:



God's Holy Word the Bible, gives light so we may know


The truth about God's love for us, His people here below on earth, so


Don't Settle, Don't Settle, Don't Settle for a Counterfeit!


Don't Settle, Don't Settle, Don't Settle for a Counterfeit!



The devil wants to fool you. He tells so many lies


To turn your hearts from Jesus Christ,  


Who died and rose beyond the skies, so


Don't Settle, Don't Settle, Don't Settle for a Counterfeit!


Don't Settle, Don't Settle, Don't Settle for a Counterfeit!



God promises rich blessing to those who will believe


On Jesus Christ, God's Holy Lamb.  


Your soul He has redeemed from hell, so


Don't Settle, Don't Settle, Don't Settle for a Counterfeit!


Don't Settle, Don't Settle, Don't Settle for a Counterfeit!



(c) 2005 Raylyn Terrell







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