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Best Steps To Christian Meditation
« on: April 27, 2019, 01:38:50 PM »
How to Do Christian Meditation
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Christian meditation is enjoyable, and can be deeply relaxing. This article will explain how to do so. Read below.

Steps
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Find a quiet place to meditate on God's way, preferably where no one else is. For instance, at home in your room is a great spot.

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Focus on God, since this is the most important thing to do anyway.

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Set your mind on things of Christ's Spirit. "For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,…" (Romans 8:6)

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Pray to God through the Holy Spirit, to get into a direct connection to Him.

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Meditate on the law of God: "Do not follow wicked counsel, [or] stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers -- but delight and meditate in the law (instructions) of the LORD God day and night... you will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,... And whatever you do shall prosper." (Psalms 1:2)
Don't allow distractions to get a hold of you, unless an emergency. This includes your cell phone; so put it on vibrate, or turn it off, and allow some peace.

Watch what you eat and drink; eating moderately is important, because if you are very irritable from eating poorly chosen food, it is much harder to concentrate on God and meditate.


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"Let your meditations be acceptable to God. So, pray for God to deliver you from willful/presumptuous sin and unconfessed/hidden sin... that sin should not rule over you..." (Psalms 19:12--14)
Be glad; give thanks and bless the name of the LORD: For He is Good and His faithfulness and mercy continues to all generations. (Psalms 100:5)


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"Sing to the LORD as long as you live; and praise God as long as you have breath." (Psalm 146:2)
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Tremble before the Lord and do not sin [but] meditate in your innermost being upon your bed, and be still... trust in the LORD. (Psalms 4:4--5)
Be angry, and do not sin; let not the sun set upon your anger,... (Ephesians 4:26)
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Meditate on these things: whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, [meditate]/think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

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Re: Best Steps To Christian Meditation
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 01:43:34 PM »

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Can I pray to other gods even though I am Catholic?
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No. In the book of Exodus, one of the Ten Commandments given by God is that you should have no other gods before him. To look to another deity for guidance and love would be considered a violation of this commandment, and therefore a sin.
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Can I use a word or a phrase like, "Spirit of God, come" when I'm still in meditation?
Steven Solheim
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God knows your heart and doesn't need a special/magical phrase to be summoned. He's already there with you. But if you feel like you need it, use whatever is comfortable for you.
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What's the difference between meditation and prayer?
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In my opinion, meditation allows your thoughts to drift anywhere and helps you identify a sense of self, whereas prayers involve connecting with and worshiping God. In other words, prayer can be a type of meditation, but meditation is not necessarily prayer.
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Is it possible to accidentally summon the devil by meditating?
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No, there's no way you can accidentally summon the devil while meditating.
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Is it alright for us to be happy here on Earth, or should we wait until we get to heaven to be happy? The disciples gave up so much to follow Jesus. Should I give up what makes me happy?
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As long as you are not wronging anyone or going against the 10 Commandments, you have every right to be happy. Jesus wanted everyone to be happy and to be kind to one another. You do not need to give up anything that makes you happy as long as it is not sinful (ie. gambling or engaging in adultery).
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How many hours should I mediate?
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It's entirely up to you. Most people begin with about 20 minutes and increase the amount of time as they get more advanced.
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How do I breathe while meditating?
DAIZHA PHILLIPS
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Breathe deeply, meaning through your diaphragm. But don't breathe too slow, and don't hold your breath for too long. A very relaxing technique is to breathe in for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and slowly breathe out for eight seconds.
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Can I light candles during my meditation?
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Of course you can. Many people see that as a symbol of Jesus being there, as He is the Light of our world. It also symbolizes the Holy Spirit, appearing as a flame at Whitsun.
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Does meditating connect us with God?
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Yes, Christian meditation is essentially prayer, so you will be connecting with God.
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Is the lotus position okay for Christians?
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Yes, the lotus position is fine. Whatever position you're the most comfortable in is the best position for meditation.
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Empty yourself of every other thing in your mind and Focus all your thoughts on God and Him alone.

Prayer can never really ever hurt so keep at praying especially through the Holy Spirit.
For inspiration, read works of Christian saints on meditation.
Reading The Holy Bible in a time of personal prayer, with singing in worship and praise is an example of Christian meditation (some prefer to recite a traditional Rosary repeatedly).

Speak a personal prayer, "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many [repetitions] words." (Matthew 6:7)
"So, do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him..." (Matthew 6:8)

If you're anxious about life or closing your eyes for long in prayer, remember God and the Holy Spirit/the Spirit of Christ are with you, as a Christian.