Christian Meditation

Meditation belongs to believers as early as Issac who went out into the field to meditate.  God’s people tune their minds to God toward enlightenment, truth, His unfailing love, the Word, His wonderful deeds, God’s law, precepts, statutes, decrees, promises and wherever the Spirit of God leads in conversation and communion with God.  Paul describes the impact of redemption, “…to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Eph. 4: 23-24).  These realities are manifested in acts of love, devotion, service and obedience, but the attitude of a believer’s mind is distinctly altered from that of the world.  “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableif anything is excellent or praiseworthythink about such things.” (Philippians 4: 8).

I contemplate the Lord’s love and marvel in wonder.  His love stands firm forever.  How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, this love that surpasses knowledge.  A love that is faithful, unconditional and never-ending.  The Lord calls out to His beloved, searches for her, and takes her to himself.  A popular song is somewhat similar, if you read it as a call from the Lord to His beloved:

Now if you feel that you can’t go on

Because all of your hope is gone,

And your life is filled with much confusion.

Until happiness is just an illusion

And your world around is crumbling down, darlin’

Reach out) Come on girl reach on out for me

(Reach out) Reach out for me

Hah, I’ll be there with a love that will shelter you

I’ll be there with a love that will see you through.

When you feel lost and about to give up;

‘Cause your best just ain’t good enough,

And you feel the world has grown cold,

And you’re drifting out all on your own,

And you need a hand to hold, darlin’

(Reach out) Come on girl, reach out for me

(Reach out) Reach out for me

Hah, I’ll be there to love and comfort you,

And I’ll be there to cherish and care for you

I’ll be there to always see you through,

I’ll be there to love and comfort you.

The Four Tops sang about human love, which is from God, but as stirring and moving as it is, God’s love is stronger, more full, exceeding emotion, transforming, full of resurrection power and salvation.  The Holy Spirit is calling the broken, hurting, captive, lost, lonely and downcast to “Reach out for me”, and find Him. (Acts 17: 27).  When you find Yeshua, you find the love He has for you, a love you can sing about and contemplate your whole life.


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