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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:41 AM

Jan 29, 2019 - Day of Meditation

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:41 AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:41 AM

Several religious traditions embrace meditation.   A few years ago many persons that were raised Christian became fascinated with Buddhism because of the Buddhist emphasis on meditation. Sometimes the grass looks greener on the other side because we do not take the time to attend to or appreciate our own lawn.  Many folks walk away from their Christian upbringing because they do not become aware of all of what Christianity offers and promotes.  There is a general lack of ignorance regarding the Christian tradition of meditation.  The Bible puts high value on meditation.  I Timothy 4:15 says, “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.”  Psalm 63:5 states, “I remember you while upon my bed; I meditate on you during the watches of the night.” Philippians 4:8 says, “ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”  Christian meditation is a way to center one’s self.  However, when the Christian meditates, we center ourselves through God and in God. As suggested in a previous lesson, Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.”  Try meditation today and in the days to come.

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