The medical community is finally catching up to the rest of us who’ve been proponents of regular meditation as a part of an overall wellness plan. There are 48 verses in the bible that mention meditation and many, many more that stress the importance of being still, quiet and prayerful as a means of connecting with God and staying spiritually focused.
Does God care about our wellbeing and wellness? Absolutely, God does care. Click the link to the 48 bible verses above for some evidence of His caring, so I’m going to share some reasons I’ve gleaned through The Word.
1. The most obvious reason to incorporate meditation into your life is found in Isaiah 26:3, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Peace is reason enough. As our lives grow busier, stressful, and complicated, the more we seek peace. Meditation can increase our peace.
2. Meditation increases our concept of God who is sovereign and big. Meditating on His Word and ways enhances are thoughts about His ability to work in our lives. Psalm 46:10 states, ‘“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth!”’
3. Meditation can decrease our dependency on things that are bad for our health and bodies. ‘“My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips”’ (Psalm 63:5)
4. Matthew 6:22 states, ‘“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”’ Meditation can help us change our minds and perspectives of ourselves and the world around us.
5. Meditation can keep us mindful and focused on desired goals for our bodies, our health and our minds. “Practice these things; immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.” (1 Timothy 4:15)
Lastly, I find that too often we allow our minds to shift in focus and follow the hurtful, destructive and discouraging thoughts in our minds. I love this verse as a reminder to meditate on God’s goodness, His Word and His works.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)
So, are you convinced that meditation is important? If so, join me on
my 7-Day Stress Release Challenge. Begin with me today.