Life-Transforming Revelation Is meditation simply me studying harder? Is meditation a New Age or Eastern technique? The answer to both questions is NO!
Biblical Meditation: “God’s Spirit utilizing every faculty of my heart and mind, bringing forth revelation which ushers in transformation.”
Meditation is intently seeking God’s revelation, resulting in God disclosing Himself to you. It is the glory of God to conceal a matter. It is the glory of kings to search out a matter (Prov. 25:2).
So we are encouraged to pray for the eyes of our hearts to be enlightened, that we might know… (Eph. 1:17, 18). Verses with “Meditate” or “Meditation” from the New American Standard Bible
- Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening… (Gen. 24:63)
- This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. (Josh. 1:8)
- Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. (Ps. 4:4)
- One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and
to meditate in His temple. (Ps. 27:4)
- My mouth will speak wisdom, and the meditation of my heart will be understanding. (Ps. 49:3)
- When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. (Ps. 63:6)
- I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, and my spirit ponders. (Ps. 77:6)
- I will meditate on all Your work and muse on Your deeds. (Ps. 77:12)
- Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. (Ps. 19:14)
- Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD. (Ps. 104:34)
- I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways. (Ps. 119:15)
- Make me understand the way of Your precepts, so I will meditate on Your wonders. (Ps. 119:27)
- And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, which I love; and I will meditate on Your statutes. (Ps. 119:48)
- May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts. (Ps. 119:78)
- How I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. (Ps. 119:97)
- I have more insight than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. (Ps. 119:99)
- My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word. (Ps. 119:148)
- I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands. (Ps. 143:5) 19. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty and on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. (Ps. 145:5)
Four Underlying Pillars of Meditation
The four underlying pillars of meditation are: 1) A continuous activity; 2) God’s Spirit utilizing every faculty of one’s heart and mind; 3) Results in revelation; 4) Revelation brings transformation.
- Meditation is a continuous activity. We meditate everywhere: in bed, in the field, in the temple and while working. We meditate all the time: day, evening and nighttime. Meditation is our lifestyle (Phil. 4:8).
We meditate on God and the things that are of Him: His splendor, His Majesty, His beauty, His Word, His precepts, His statutes, His ways, His works (i.e. His creation – the world), His activities (the things He does). We do not meditate on evil, wickedness, or the works of sat an.
- Meditation involves God’s Spirit utilizing every faculty of one’s heart and mind. Meditation is God’s Spirit in our hearts guiding every faculty in both hemispheres of our brain.
We quiet down, using soft and/or instrumental music and/or seeing ourselves present with Him (Acts 2:25) and we sing, pray, seek, inquire (including taking our complaints to God to receive His counsel).
We speak, talk, mutter, communicate, babble (probably tongue speaking), roar (at the enemy and when revelation hits), mourn (repent of our sins and mourn over the lost), muse, consider, ponder, imagine, study (study is good when wrapped with these other aspects of meditation).
We sense the indwelling Holy Spirit crying out for intimacy with the Father (Gal. 4:6). Click here for extended definitions from Hebrew and Greek dictionaries of the word “meditate.”
- Meditation results in revelation. We quiet ourselves down in worship and prayer, asking for revelation (Eph. 1:17,18) while fixing our eyes on the Lord (Acts 2:25) who reveals truth to our hearts.
We tune to flowing thoughts, visions, emotions and power from the Holy Spirit within us (Jn. 7:37-39). We experience our hearts burning with revelations as He opens Scriptures to us (Lk. 24:15-32). His spoken word is powerful (Isa. 55:11; Jn. 6:63).
- Revelation brings transformation! Burning revelation creates living truth in our hearts. We say, “Yes, Lord” to these revelations, coming into agreement with what we see Jesus doing and speaking.
This results in us being transformed while we look at Jesus in action (2 Cor. 3:18; 4:17,18).
These transforming moments occur continuously if we meditate. So we will meditate daily that we become the radiant expression of Jesus and we make our way prosperous (2 Cor. 3:18; 4:18; Heb. 12:2; Josh. 1:8).
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