Thursday, August 8, 2013

Meditation



We live busy lives. We’re inundated by news, music, phone calls, texts, Facebook, Twitter, and email – and that’s just the drive to work! Our down time includes TV and movies. Books are nice decorations. And we do intend to read them – when we have time. But for now, we’re busy.

How does all this distraction relate to our relationships with God and one another? I think you know the answer. Relationships suffer. Our speed produces an unparalleled quantity of life and an astoundingly empty quality of life. The best things in life are free – but they are not instant. Relationships take time.

The deep thinking and intimate communion necessary for holy living cannot happen without occasions of quiet and solitude. 

A life without meditation tends toward chaos and confusion. In the muddled haze of busyness our relationships suffer and our priorities become misaligned. Meditation helps us to shift our perspectives back into place. Deep peace of mind comes when we fix our focus on the things of God. Soon enough our lives and relationships begin to return to proper order. We see clearly again.

Think about it. When was the last time you sat in silence, pondering and praying, for as little as 10 minutes? Slow down. Read and ponder these verses: Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3; 19:14; 49:3; 63:5-6; 77:11-12; 104:33-34; 119: 15,23,27,48,78,97,99,148; 143:5; 145:5