You have read this post and this post and you think you want to try this meditation thing. Let me give you a simple exercise for you to do.
Right off the top of my head, I can think of some meditative verses that we can use.
“Be still and know that I am God”
“Speak for your servant is listening”
“Abide in me and I will abide in you”
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”
First, take a verse and repeat it once. Next, pause and imagine your life reflecting the truth of the verse. That is all there is to it. Try this for 10 minutes and then do another verse tomorrow.
Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.
Say we choose to do “My peace I give to you.”After repeating the verse a few times, I am going to imagine what Christ’s peace is all about and what it would look like in my life if I was inhabited with the peace of Christ. What would be different about my life? What habits or behaviors would no longer have a hold on me? How might my relationships be impacted? Be grateful for Christ and his outpouring of gifts.
Pretty simple and intuitive, right? Try it now and tell me what God is teaching you through this exercise.
Hey Scott, this is a good topic, and one often overlooked! So thanks for writing about this. And these are excellent verses. One thing I often start with is a quick count-to-ten breathing exercise. I’ve found that helps calm the busyness in my mind. Do you do anything like that?
Thanks Joe. I usually can only count to three. Ha! Saying the Jesus prayer is another way I am able to focus a bit more. “Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”