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Using meditation to deepen your walk with God

10 Apr

Book Review: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in Jesus, by Robert J. Morgan

If you want to deepen your relationship with God, consider incorporating meditation into your spiritual disciplines. Before dismissing meditation as a New Age fad, consider that the words “meditate” and “meditation” occur 21 times in the Bible; the words “think,” “thinking,” and “thoughts” 252 times. The word “ponder” if found 9 times. God is the one who invented meditation.

Pastor and author Robert J. Morgan makes these points to explain that the way to have the mind of God and the peace of God is to fill your mind with the Word of God. Through the practice of biblical meditation, we focus on the wonder of who God is and gain perspective about life. By meditating on Scripture, we can calm our hearts and find peace in times of stress. Meditation will help us understand God’s Word and gain insight into God’s will. These topics and more are explored in Morgan’s book, Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in Jesus.

The author presents a three step process in biblical meditation—ponder, personalize, and practice. Ponder means to think deeply about the passage of Scripture you have memorized or are studying. Personalize means to think about what it means to you personally. Practice means to apply it to your daily life.

The book includes a 10-Day Meditation Guide and a number of suggested Scriptures to meditate on.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Books, Scripture

 

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