Christian Meditation: Part of Self-Care

 Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.

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A couple of weeks ago, I hosted a self-care event and fundraiser in my home; the proceeds benefitted Treasured Vessels Foundation.  Their current project is to build a secure facility to house, rehabilitate, and shape a successful future for females ages 9-18 who have been rescued from sex trafficking in the DFW area.  It was a great evening with a lot of very special women who have a heart for the Lord and the community…and they like to have a good time!

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Part of the emphasis on the evening was a yoga class incorporating Christian meditation.  Anyone that’s been to my class knows I typically play inspirational music and read a short devotional with scripture.  One thing I want participants to walk away with is feeling refreshed in God’s presence.  On this particular evening, we had an extended savasana, or final resting pose at the end.  My goal was to encourage each woman to make an effort every day to spend quiet time with God.  Christian meditation is just that – tuning out distractions, being quiet and listening for God’s voice.   Christian meditation is also focusing on scripture and devotionals.  In traditional yoga, meditation is more about emptying the mind.

We live in such a fast-paced world where busyness is the norm.  It is so important to slow down and refresh ourselves so that we can better serve those around us.  Self-care is not selfish; when we are filled and rested, we have the best version of ourselves to offer others.  Christian meditation not only refreshes us; it inspires us.  I find that I have my best and most creative inspiration during or immediately after my quiet time.  Doing it daily first thing in the morning sets your tone for the day; its something we have to be very intentional about.  Even Jesus, who was perfect, had quiet time with God very early in the morning.

Mark 1:35 “very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”

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Psalm 77:12  “I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

Psalm 145:5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

 

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