How to Meditate
- Find a quiet place and position yourself before God in humility and reverence.
- Sit with your back erect, but comfortable. Rest your hands in your lap (on top of your open bible if you can).
- Close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose, stomach extending out.
- Starting from the top of your head- begin to relax and release every part of your body. Relax the face, relax the shoulders, relax the legs.
- Bring your focus to your heart area- imagining the breathe going in and out of your chest.
- In your mind, choose what you are focusing on: A bible verse, a word like “shalom” or simply Jesus’s presence. Repeat what you are focusing on over and over.
- When you catch yourself thinking of other things, simply return to repeating the phrase. You will meet resistance and hear yourself say that you can’t focus. Do not fight with yourself. Simply return to your point of focus and the mind and body will soon comply. Stay with this for 20 minutes. You may find it takes 15 minutes to quiet yourself. Persevere.
“My Word that goes out from my mouth; it will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11
The words of God have power and they set out to accomplish something within us. They challenge us to repent, lift us to rejoice, prompt us to change. Receive God’s personal word to you.
Here are a few passages to begin with:
2 Corinthians 10:1-6
2 Corinthians 2:14-17