Joshua said in 1:8 that if we meditate on God day and night that we will have success and prosperity in life. Psalms 16:11, tells us that in God’s presence is fullness of joy.
The synonyms for meditate are: reflect, pray, ponder, muse, ruminate, cogitate, study, think, and contemplate. Therefore, when we integrate the word meditation with Christian, Biblical meditation is simply the practice of reflecting, musing, pondering, and contemplating God, his principles, his word, and his presence. It is generally referred to as a method used to quiet our minds so we can move from knowing about God to knowing and experience God in a personal way.
There are many ways to meditate.
- Mindful meditation: Focusing on your breathe, body, and what you are feeling and doing right in the moment.
- Scripture or word meditation: Thinking deeply about and repeating scripture and truth.
- Presence mediation: Meditating and being still focusing on the presence of God.
- Creation meditation: where you create and dream with God. Directing your thoughts and emotions to create an outcome that has not yet happened.
- Even prayer is a type of meditation. Talking to God, and listen what he has to say.
All of these have one thing in common: Focused attention on something. When your mind wonders, simply bring it back to what you are focusing on- this is like lifting a weight to strengthen the part of your brain that controls your emotions, awareness, self control, and intuition- leading to healing of the body- and communication with God.