What do you mean by mediation exactly? Do you have the notion that mediation is just about thinking or pondering over the word? Is it so?
Meditation is much more than thinking deeply about a subject. It is just one aspect of mediation; there is more to than meets the eye. There is more to it revealed in God’s Word. Meditation is an ancient practice that helps you to control our own mind and thoughts, thereby leading you to discover your own inner soul. You just find yourself through meditation. It helps you win over your emotions, anger, anxiety, depression, and insecurity.
In Joshua 1:8, the Bible says “this book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate on it therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
The word “meditation” in the verse of scripture above is translated from the Hebrew word “hagar” which means to “imagine; mutter”. It also means to “roar”. This immediately tells us that there are three levels of meditation, each of which is vital.
Meditation has three levels, described below:
The first level of mediation is to visualize God’s word as you study it. It means you should ponder or think quietly on God’s Word in pictures. As you starting visualizing the words, they will go deep into your spirit and will take root there.
The second level of meditation is to mumble divine God’s word. This means to utter the word under your breath, to yourself over and over again. This practice will make the Word come closer to your heart, go deep into soul.
The third level of meditation is to read out God’s Word loud, audible to everyone. In the book of Isaiah 31:4, the Bible says, “For thus hath the Lord spoken unto me, like as the lion, and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them…”
Importance of Mediation to Every Christian
Through the three levels mentioned above, mediation drives God’s word into your spirit. When the Word touches your spirit, it becomes real and personal to you. It makes you start believing on what God has said.
It also gives you “Rhema” – the spoken Word of God. It is the “now” Word of God for your situation and you receive it by meditating on the written Word, which is “Logos” – that has the ability to produce results in you and to deliver an inheritance to you.
Meditation also takes you to God; this is God’s purpose for giving you His Word. It will make you think, talk and act like God; your actions would become a mirror of God’s Word. This is what every Christian strives for.
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