Day 1: Meditation
One of my favorite books is Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. This book taught me one incredible truth: “We don’t try to be like Jesus. We train to be like Jesus.”
Over the next 21 days, we will be studying different spiritual disciplines with the goal of implementing them into our lives. These spiritual disciplines are not just found in Celebration of Discipline; these disciplines are found throughout God’s Word. And as we say, “If the Bible says it, we believe it.”
Open your heart and your mind as we seek God to help us implement these disciplines into our lives.
When we hear the word meditation, many of us have a picture of a monk, legs crossed, hands on the knees, and hearing the sound of “Ohmmmm” coming from a closed mouth. This is a form of Easter meditation, which is not biblical. The biblical form of meditation is much different.
“Prayer is the interactive relationship we have with God about what we and God are working on together. Christian meditation is the listening side of this interactive relationship. God speaks and teaches; we hear and obey.” Richard Foster.
As you read these passages, let them sink deep inside your soul, meditate on them, and give them attentiveness all day long.