What 2 Minutes of Meditation Can Do For Christians | How to Meditate
As we hide ourselves in Jesus, connecting with Him and letting Him speak His truth of who He is and who we are in Him, pondering these things in our hearts… Sometimes we need to carve out time to just let it all sink in. So today we are taking an intentional silent meditation.
When we pray, we bring our praise and petition before God. But in meditation, we sit in silence and allow God to do the speaking. We simply listen and let His truth seep deep into our soul.
Every day can be full, things to do and places to be. But we can never do and be everything. So I encourage you to begin the day with 2-minutes of silence with Jesus by asking Him what you may be holding too tightly to and what you may need to let go of. Then allow Him to whisper His love & mercy into your soul, breathe new life into you, and reveal what you may need to release. And then just sit and revel in His sweet presence.
Today, I heard the Lord speak to me. It’s not always what I want to hear and that’s how I know it’s True and He’s here; to give it to me raw. Here I capture the key points:
Patience (with Holy Yoga direction specifically)
Obedience (with my ministry work)
Continue on with rest – not so sure about discerning this one. Could this mean spending more time with Him and extending my ‘Social Sabbatical’? For now, I’ll run with that.
Want to experience this? Follow the simple Christian Meditation guide below:
Find a comfortable setting, somewhere that feels sacred and safe without distractions.
Settle yourself into a seated position with your spine nice and long.
Close your eyes or have a soft gaze forward or down, at a point that doesn’t move. This may be a candle light or an object that brings you calm.
Bring your awareness to your breathing and start slowing down your breath by drawing deeper breaths in and out through your nose.
Start noticing whether there are any tension areas in your body that you can relax, let go and surrender to God for HIs healing touch.
Start noticing the sounds around you and thank the Lord with all that you are experience - what you see, what you hear, what you smell, how you feel.
Asking the Lord what you be me holding on to that may need release and surrender to Him.
Then allow Him to whisper His love & mercy into your soul, breathe new life into you, and reveal what you may need to release. And then just sit and revel in His sweet presence.
You can also incorporate a Scripture reading that you need for the day at the start. Read it slowly and pay attention to every single word.