Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭13

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. (‭Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬ ESV)

“”You are the salt of the world”–not the sugar candy; something the world will spit out–not swallow.”

Charles H. Spurgeon 

John 6:63

“It is the Spirit who quickens; the flesh profits nothing.” John 6:63
We then have the quickening of the Spirit we have:

  new thoughts, 

  new desires, 

  new hopes, 

  new fears, 

  new joys, and 

  new sorrows. 

The eye fixes on Christ, 

the heart goes out to Christ, and 

the chief desire of the soul is to be like Christ. 

Psalms‬ ‭51‬:‭1-3

Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. (‭Psalms‬ ‭51‬:‭1-3‬ NLT)

God and Meditation.

Greg:

This is a great read and good explanation of meditation and how it goes hand-in-hand with the believer’s life – or should.

Originally posted on ronovanwrites:

Are you a Christian or even an Atheist and afraid of Meditation because you think it will turn you into a Buddhist, turn you away from your belief in whatever you believe?

Don’t laugh. A great many people associate Meditation with Buddhism because it is such a central part of that philosophy and way of life.

You’re already meditating.

Meditation, for Christians should not be something to fear. In fact, if you are doing as you should, you are likely meditating and not even realizing it. Each morning you should be spending quiet time preparing for your day by praying or talking with God. You are preparing yourself to not allow the events of the day to sway you or influence you.

During this time you are pushing the world out, those sounds and thoughts, and you are focusing on one thing, God. During these quiet times you may not…

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