Does it take discipline to take time to meditate? Yes, but it’s so worth it. In the Mother Heart of God, the benefits of exercising faith in God, prayer and having balance in your life is explored. One day, the patriarch Isaac went out into a field to pray and meditate. And when he opened his eyes, he saw a beautiful woman named Rebekah coming toward him. She would become the love of his life (Gen. 25:63). I can guess Isaac felt well-rewarded in his meditations! There are great physical and spiritual benefits in the pure practice of prayer and meditation, according to the Bible. We are rejuvenated when we become lost in the awe and wonder of God’s creative power and rest in His compassion and love! Scientists say meditation is like “rebooting” your brain. But they are just confirming what God revealed long ago to the writers of the Scriptures. In fact, Psalm 18:7 (NIV) notes that meditating on God’s moral law will make you wiser: The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. That’s good stuff.
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders. Psalm 119: 27 NIV
I don’t know about you, but I need peace. I need to turn off the noise of the world and focus on beauty and I often find this while walking in God’s creation. Every morning, I take my Bible in hand, go to a quiet place in the forest, pray and read, and meditate on the wonders of God. I look forward to my morning meditation as the favorite time of my day. Today, the chickadees and winter wrens were singing all around me as I walked along the forest path and I saw myriads of dainty trillium popping their white blossoms out of the ground. Out of the dreary beds of gnarled dry leaves and death of winter, springs new life. What I could not see earlier, but what was there in the soil, beyond my view nonetheless, was the seed – that wondrous promise of God that there is life after death.