What is the Difference Between Christian Meditation and Biblical Affirmations?
Discover How Meditation and Affirmations Compare and Can Transform Your Life!
Christian meditation involves renewing our minds with the Word of God.
Christian meditation and biblical affirmations literally help transform our lives by changing the content of our hearts and minds.
This changes the way we think… Why?
The simple fact of the matter is: The more healthy our beliefs, the quicker we reject unhealthy ones.
How do meditation and affirmations differ? Affirming scripture is considered a form of meditation. Affirmations help take negative thoughts captive by replacing them with God’s Word.
There are various methods and ways for Christians to meditate. One might study, consider, confess, memorize or use positive biblical affirmations to name a few. When we meditate, we contemplate and reflect on the things of God with a deep focus.
Meditation is a way to approach God and gain a greater understanding of Him.
“The meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.”
— Psalm 49:3
When we meditate we take in the Word of God and gain nourishment and wisdom. The scriptures begin to fit together for us much better and the mysteries of God begin to be revealed.
Meditating God’s Word is meditating His ways and His will. Gaining a greater revelation of these things helps us to better please God and at the same time learn how to walk in His blessings.
Biblical affirmations are bible verses stated in a positive, first person, present tense form. The power of affirmation comes with repetition and speaking them out loud. Daily confessing and speaking what the Word of God says about us can truly be life-transforming.
Most often, affirmations will be confessed based on a desired area of life that is in need of help or encouragement. If that area, for example, is healing, then a selection of healing scriptures will be confessed over and over. These might include healing affirmations such as: “By Jesus stripes I am healed” and “My God is the Lord that heals me.”
These affirmations get deposited into our subconscious, and our subconscious takes in everything as if it is real. So what we repeatedly fill our hearts and minds with is what we eventually become.
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
— Proverbs 23:7
The Bible emphasizes in Luke 6:45 that a good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good, for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. So we need to pay attention to what we are filling up our heart with.
The truth is: What we think about and talk about we manifest in our life, whether good or bad. Christian meditation and biblical affirmations play a vital role in the believer’s life.
How often are you meditating on God’s Word?
God bless you –
P.S. Do you have a favorite verse that you regularly meditate or confess? Feel free to share… It will encourage others [and I’m always looking for ideas for the podcast, videos, and free downloads :-)]