Should Christian Meditate ?

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As we all are Indians here, or at least that is what I believe.

So my question is ...

Do you meditate ?

And being a christian, is it allowed ??

All the opinions are welcome.

Thanks, May GOD bless all.
 
Feb 28, 2016
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Isaac and David certainly meditated upon God's ways and Words,
as should we all...

GEN. 24:63.
And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw,
and, behold, the camels were coming.

PSALM 119:15.
I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways.
 

Miri

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I’m not from India, but you may find it useful to look up
the definition of meditating.

I once read somewhere that to meditate on God’s word is something
akin to a cow chewing the cud. Where it keeps on regurgitating the
grass and chewing it to get as much nourishment as possible from it.
We should study, meditate on God’s word, understand it. Keep looking at
it, compare it with other passages, compare it in context with what was
being said, ask ourselves how it applies to us, ask God for understanding etc.
It’s an active kind of meditation, to allow God’s word to sink in deep and
change us, give us better understanding etc.

Whereas a lot of other types of meditation in religious context, means
to let your mind go blank, or concentrate on oneself and wait for
enlightment.

Biblical meditation is different from how others perceive mediation.
So yes meditate but make sure it’s the right kind, not the self hypnotist
or the let your mind go blank kind. 🙂
 
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If you're just trying to calm your mind by thinking of a peaceful, safe place, and concentrating on your breathing and relaxation, that is fine.

But if you are trying to connect with some mysterious invisible energy or chanting some mantra that has religious origins, that is new-age hocus pocus and could be spiritually dangerous.
 

Demi777

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No... not the way u usually do it by opening urself to spirits. No take time to rest in God