Meditation and Christians

 Over the past twenty years there has been an increased interest in the benefits of meditation for physical, psychological and spiritual health.  Some Christians have been suspicious of meditative practices because of the influence of Eastern religions.  They recognize the major role that meditation has in Eastern religions.  What many Christians do not realize is that meditation has long had a place in Christian practice as well.  The major difference is that in Eastern practice the primary goal is to empty the mind, and oneself.  In Christianity the goal is to fill the mind, and oneself, with the Word, and the Spirit.

Psalms 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the Lord,  and in His law he meditates day and night. (NKJ)

Indeed as we meditate on the Word of God, the Spirit of God works within us a transformational work.  It is an ongoing process that continues throughout our lives.  Meditation on the Word of God can be very beneficial to Christian growth.

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