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Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Meditation

January 28th, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – Meditation can be defined as focusing one’s thoughts on; to reflect or ponder over. Biblically, it means taking a passage of Scripture and chewing it over for a while.

Psalm 1:2 describes the man who is blessed as someone whose “delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

Meditation includes thinking, remembering, understanding, and living out what we have learned. Throughout the day, we are wise to think about life’s instructions that God has given us, and then live them out. The best focus for our thoughts is Jesus, who lived a sinless life, and is full of grace and truth.

A meditative mind is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


  1. Dan Trusty
    January 29th, 2011 at 08:45 | #1

    This is a good reminder. My tendency is to be negative on the word meditation because of New Age teaching. I am reminded here that meditation is a good thing. We just need to choose carefully what we are meditating on – Jesus!

  2. dotty j.
    January 29th, 2011 at 12:17 | #2

    Thank You for your post. This morning I have been struggling with a lot. I think my main issue is that i have not been meditating. I find that when I loose my focus and don’t take time to meditate things go wrong.
    So with that I must go and meditate! Thanks again for shining light on the answer. JESUS = the word. =)

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