“You will keep him in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”Isaiah 26:3 NIV
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27 KJV).” God will always provide us with the encouragement we need in the very moment that we are in need of it.
In times such as these, it is imperative that we learn the art of meditation. Psalms 1 verses 1- 3 (NIV) says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit n the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither–whatever they do prospers.”
A person that meditates is a person that is focused. It’s a person that is less easily distracted because he’s really learned the art of meditating. Let’s consider yoga. This is one of the most popular options of exercise among those that want to find physical and mental balance. Yoga is a term derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj,” which mean to “join” or to “yoke.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) reads, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light.” The Message Bible wraps this up by saying “Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Such a breath of fresh air to join Christ and learn his ways of living. To do as yoga suggest and breath deeply in His ways and hold on to them for dear life and exhale our thoughts and cares. Although yoga is not a physically demanding exercise, it is believed to lower your risk for heart disease and hypertension. Those that participate in this form of exercise say that they feel refreshed and calm; with plenty of energy and strength after a workout.
This how we should feel when we meditate on God’s word. We should feel enlightened by his grace and mercy. We should feel God’s very power emptying itself upon us as He provides us with the strength we need to continue our journey. Meditation allows us to join ourselves to the fact that “he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: (Philippians 1:6 KJV).”
Meditating on God’s wonderful word and His mighty works sends revival to our souls. It gives us just the amount of spark that we need to propel us a little further. No matter how the winds my blow and how the storm may rage, with true mediation on who God is, we shall remain as trees planted by the rivers of living water. We may bend at the force but one thing is for sure, we won’t break.
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