Did you know Jesus taught us to have a Biblical meditation practice? In the book of John, Jesus affirms God’s indwelling presence:
I will ask the Father and He will give you another Helper to be with you forever, the spirit of truth whom you know because he abides with you and will be in you (John 14:17)
Jesus also says, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. (Matthew 22:36-37)
We devote time to doing this daily because God is found in our hearts. Through meditation, we learn to be with Him in a vulnerable and truthful way. He is a helper who brings us truth. Love grows and we understand why Jesus made this the greatest commandant of all.
Jesus often spent time alone to be close to his Father God, giving us an example of how to meditate; the essence of a Biblically based meditation and prayer practice is alone time with God.
By devoting your body, heart, soul, and spirit to God’s Word, Spirit, presence, character, and glory, we become sanctified, surrendered and satisfied. We build a foundation of faith and trust that is unshakable.
Tonyah Dee has studied the Bible and wisdom traditions of the world for the last 30 years and teaches about finding ways to increase inner strength, stability, and confidence through practicing spiritual disciplines and healthy habits daily. Tonyah is a nutritionist, registered dietitian (R.D.), and earned her B.S. from Loma Linda University. She also holds certifications in Christ-centered life coaching, equine therapy, and meditation. Tonyah has been published in Scary Mommy, MSN, The Mighty, Mantra Wellness, CoveyClub, Thrive Global. Follow Tonyah on her blog, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Medium.