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Kevin Strum, November 10 2019

The Practice of Meditation: Day 12

There are different ways to Meditate.  One of my favorite ways is to Meditate on a Bible story or passage of Scripture.  I know this is going to surprise some of you but I’m not as intellectual as you may think.  Lol!  Don’t say what you’re thinking right now!  What I’m trying to say is that I like to use my imagination from time to time when I’m Meditating.  One of my favorite Bible stories is Jonah in the belly of the whale.  You know the story! Picture yourself inside the belly of the whale… Just kidding!  That’s one we probably wouldn’t want to use our imaginations with.  

Seriously, take Psalm 23.  Picture Psalm 23 in your mind.  Think about Jesus leading you like a shepherd leads his sheep.  Picture the “green pastures.”  Listen to the “quiet waters.”  Get it?  Good!  That is a powerful way to Meditate!  Psalm 23 is a song of David.  Worship songs are also a great way to meditate.  That is if you really think about what your singing.  Do you think meditating on Psalm 23 helped David defeat Goliath?  Psalms 23:4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  Absolutely!  I love the old hymn that says, “and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”  When I sing that song and think about God’s glory and grace the problems and difficulties, I face become small because my God is so GREAT!  

Today: Pick a Bible story or worship song and sing it, in your mind (please!), throughout the day.  Think about what the words are saying, picture what is going on in the story.

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Kevin Strum

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