Will Christian Meditation Benefit My Life Long-term or Short-term Only?
Know What to Expect from Christian Meditation
Christian meditation is meant to be…
a daily habit in every believer’s life.
Through meditating on God’s Word
we gain understanding, knowledge, and wisdom to live a successful and prosperous life.
Christian Meditation Short-term Benefits
The Word of God provides nourishment to our spirit, soul, and body. Just as one meal of food will not nourish and sustain us long-term, neither will one session of meditation on biblical truths.
Give us this day our daily bread. Why? Because God wants us to seek Him and walk with Him daily. If He gave us our monthly bread, think how many of us might wait until the next month to seek Him!
Meditation on God’s Word is a way to draw us closer to the Lord and strengthen our relationship with Him. We would not expect to continually know a person better after spending time with them only once.
Faith also comes from hearing the Word of God. But faith does not continue to grow from hearing only once. Take a look at the following verse and you will notice it says “hearing and hearing.” This is an ongoing process.
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God.”
— Romans 10:17
The world we live in is busy and chaotic and constantly bombarding us with negative thoughts and images everywhere we go. Do you think this is a surprise to God? Of course not; He warns us not to be conformed to this world. This requires renewing our mind daily with God’s Word. (Romans 12:2)
Christian Meditation Long-term Benefits
Now that you understand the importance and need for daily meditation, and that the benefits are primarily short-term; let’s take a look at long-term results.
The Bible is the divine Word of God. It is living and powerful. (Hebrews 4:12) The scriptures are also full of “suddenly” verses. Meditating daily on His source of divine, living, power, sets us up for a suddenly.
Your life can change in a flash when the “suddenly” hits and the eyes of your understanding are opened. A transformation can take place in an instant that lasts a lifetime.
God also rewards obedience. And meditation on His Word is a commandment for all believers. Obedience to the things of God should be at the heart of every believer. The result is the manifestation of many blessings in our life on earth.
The ultimate long-term benefit, of obedience to God, is eternal rewards in heaven. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
Whichever way you want it: Christian meditation practiced out of a love and obedience for God has the power to benefit your life short-term and long-term; even eternally.
Why not commit to making meditation on God’s Word a priority in your life?
God bless you,