No one is holy like the LORD! There is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. (1 Samuel 2:2 NLT)
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Proverbs 10:12 ESV)
“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
“It is the Spirit who quickens; the flesh profits nothing.” John 6:63
We then have the quickening of the Spirit we have:
new joys, and
The eye fixes on Christ,
the heart goes out to Christ, and
the chief desire of the soul is to be like Christ.
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)
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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Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. (1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV)