Transformation Meditation

Transformation Meditation

Transformation Meditation – 8 Biblical Meditations to Transform Your Life… The Whatever, Things, and Thoughts…

 

“Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

I guess it’s pretty obvious which 8 Biblical Meditations we will be pursuing in this series…

But if not, I promise you that it will be in a few moments.

In the meantime, I want to state a few truths that we must all consider.

They are as follows…

 

Making Meditation a Lifestyle Practice

 

The benefits of meditation are absolutely extraordinary, that is once you make it a lifestyle practice.

At first, when we start the practice of meditation it seems like nothing is happening in us or around us.

But you can rest assured that there are some great things going on.

I love the scripture that tells us that the one who meditates on the word of God shall be prosperous and have good success.

I believe all of us do… Like the verse of scripture, I mean.

Yet prosperity looks different to all of us, and success can be measured in many different ways to us individually.

This reminds me of another verse of scripture that talks about the benefits of meditation as well…

You can find it in Psalm 1:3 where the word of God tells us that whatever we do will prosper.

Again the prerequisite is to meditate on the word of God day and night there as well.

We must recognize that this prosperity and success that God promises us does not come without us first learning the discipline of meditation.

As I have said time and time again… Everyone wants to prosper and have a successful life… But most of us don’t want to do what’s needed to achieve it.

Now that you are here and that you are taking some time to listen to this episode of New Day Mediation I honestly believe that things are about to change for you and those you care about.

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Guarding Our Hearts and Minds

 

In this New Day Mediation series, we are going to learn how to change the world around us and the actions that we take by changing the way that we think.

The Bible teaches us that we are what we think and to be more specific the Bible words it like this…

“As he thinks in his heart so is he.”

You can find that passage of scripture in Proverbs 23:7

So, you see where we are in our lives has a lot to do with what we have been thinking.

Our heavenly Father wants us to have the right way of thinking… He wants us to have the mind of Christ.

But we can’t have the mind of Christ until we get rid of the stinking thinking and start meditating on the word of God.

As the Holy Spirit instructed us through the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:2 to renew our minds by the word of God.

I believe for now the best place to start is at Philippians chapter 4:8 where he penned these words…

“Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The verse tells us just how we should be thinking, and also the things that we should be thinking of.

Building Character Through Biblical Meditation
Building Character Through Biblical Meditation

 

Protecting The Gates Of the City

 

In this series of meditation, we will take each of “the whatever thoughts” separately to study and meditate on for one week each.

This is a meditative practice that will help us to have godly thoughts and purify our thinking.

Listen, beloved you and I have a lot to do with our thinking and this is why the Bible instructs us to guard our heart with all diligence.

We must guard the gates of the city so to speak…

This means that you and I must be careful of what we allow into our hearing, what we are speaking and it is very important to guard against what we are allowing our eyes to be fixed upon.

What we allow into our minds remains there…so don’t be fooled into thinking that looking at the wrong things is not harmful to our thoughts.

And another thing to recognize is that…

Where we are in life is a result of how we have been thinking. If we are at all going to begin to change our station in life it has to begin with our way of thinking first.

 

Let me touch on guarding the gates of the city again.

 

You see my friend we have to look at our minds as one great city that needs to be protected.

In most cities in the world, people are free to come and go as they please…yet all cities have a set of rules and regulations that everyone must abide by.

Well, beloved, we should also treat our minds and thoughts in the same manner.

We should only allow ourselves to be willing to speak, hear and look at things that will help us to maintain healthy thought patterns.

Before we dive into our first week of transforming our minds through Biblical Meditation… I would like to share some very important things that I gleaned from Dr. Charles Stanley.

These are a few notes that I gathered while listening to his teaching about controlling our thoughts.

Notes Taken from Dr. Charles Stanley

 

We sow a thought and reap an action.

We sow an action and reap a habit.

We sow a habit and reap a character.

We sow a character and reap a destiny.

The four statements above speak to a verse that is found in Galatians 5:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”

Unseen thoughts produce visible consequences.

A few things that we need to consider when thoughts arise in us.

 

When battling the enemy and overcoming our thoughts…we should ask ourselves the following questions.

 

Where will these thoughts lead me?

Will these thoughts get me to where I want to go?

Are these thoughts scripturally acceptable?

Will these thoughts build me up or tear me down.

Can I share these thoughts with someone else?

Where did these thoughts originate? (Did this come from God or Did this thought come from the enemy Satan?)

Do I feel guilty about thinking these thoughts?

Do these thoughts fit who I am as a follower of Jesus?

I the grand scheme of things… We should ask ourselves do the thought that I entertain honor and glorify God?

If our thoughts are not honoring God they are not worth entertaining and we must learn to do as the word of God instructs us to do found in 2nd Corinthians 10:5 …By casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring every thought into the captivity of the obedience of Christ.

We should take notice of the words “arguments and thoughts’ and we must be aware that there are forces operating that does not wish for God to be glorified in or through us.

 

In Conclusion, I leave you with this…

 

The first meditative session will be getting us to focus on the truth. So, here is a promise that I want you to remember as the weeks progresses.

John 16:13.

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth has come, he will guide you into all truth…

Eat those word and trust that God will watch over them to perform them in your life.

As always, keep up the good practice and experience the power of God working to give you new life through meditation.

Whatever Things Are True
Whatever Things Are True

Transformation Meditation: Whatever Things Are True.

Transformation meditation starts with knowing and accepting the truth.

The Lord Jesus spoke these words in John 17:17 “Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is the truth.

In the world that we live in the truth to some people is whatever makes them comfortable.

And the truth is that just because something makes you or me comfortable does not mean it’s true.

We as human beings are free to believe whatever we wish to believe, but what we believe will control our behavior and our behavior or actions will ultimately determine the quality of life that we will experience.

I am personally convinced that the Bible is the truth in all of its excellence. I mean that I believe that every word on every page is the inerrant word of God.

I have seen the truth and power of God’s word working in the lives of those around me as well as in my own life.

Job 42:2 puts it like this… “I know that you can do everything; and that no thought can be withholden from you.”

This my beloved friend is a truth that we all must come to recognize and believe.

Before we dive into this weeks meditation verses there is one more passage of scripture that we should let sink into our hearts and minds.

 

In Isaiah 49:9-10 we find these words…

 

Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me;

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

As I stated earlier that transformation meditation starts with knowing and accepting the truth.

So, where do we start? I’m glad you asked… Because we start with the Bible.

I don’t believe that there’s a better verse that we can start this week off with… but by adhering to the truth of the word of our Lord Jesus found in John 8:31b-32.

…”If you continue in my word, then are you, my disciples, indeed;

32.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free

So, for the next seven days, you will be training your mind to focus on whatever things are true.

As the week progresses we want to also look at a few more verses in the Bible that declares the word of God to be the truth.

When we are established in the truth of God’s word our lives will be renewed and transformed.

Here are a few more verses to ponder throughout the week.

Psalm 19:9

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

Ephesians 6:13c-14

…and having done all to stand.

14. Stand therefore having your loins girt about with truth.

1 John 1:8

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

1 John 3:18

Dear children let us not love in words or speech but with actions and in truth.

There are many more verses in the Bible and they all admonish us to become a friend of the truth.

So as you meditate on these verses this week learn to incorporate them into your prayers and ask God to infuse your heart and mind with the truth of them.

Also, let this verse be the first to meditate on…

John 8:31b and 32

…”If you continue in my word, then are you, my disciples, indeed;

32.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

This will help you to establish in your thoughts… that there’s no truth but God’s truth for transforming your life for the good.

 

 

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