Chosen 4His Glory Ministries, LLC
David & Cheryl Brown
Out The Word”
Essentials of Meditation”
We have already explored three fundamentals
of effective meditation. Today, let’s round out the list by adding three
additional ones. Picking up where we left off, we will now consider:
4. Silence (James 1:19). What a
struggle this one can be! How often do you sit down to pray and then end up
doing all the talking? The Prophet Isaiah reminds us that “in quietness and
trust is your strength” (Isa. 30:15) However, we’re not often quiet in prayer,
are we? Sometimes we go on and on with our petitions but never actually give
the Father an opportunity to respond. How can we ever truly know His heart of
we never stop and listen to Him in silence?
5. Self-control (Gal. 5:22). This
simply means admitting to yourself that you need to deal with some things in
your life. God is continually refining us and shaping us into the men and women
He wants us to be. As we surrender more and more to His Will, we need to
acknowledge these areas are no longer ours to control.
6. Submission (James 4:7). Finally,
believers must submit to God. All of the prayer and meditation in the world
will not make a difference in your life if you have a rebellious spirit. He
desires to know you, use you, and mold you according to His best plan for you
personally. This cannot happen if you do not intentionally submit to His work
in your life.
can be hard work, but as with exercise, the rewards are well worth the effort.
Ask for the Holy Spirit’s help, and make a commitment to start meditating
Tuesday @ 7:00-8:00 PM
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