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Mar 21

How to Love Like God with Christian Meditation

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http://christianmeditationtoday.com Today we’re going to be focusing on God’s love and how the love of God can be strengthened through Christian Meditation. The key idea for us is to distinguish between the two types of love. There’s being in a STATE of love as opposed to being in love.

When you’re in love, that’s when a physical attraction occurs coupled with an internal desire. You find that special person or that celebrity in film, music, art and you begin to think in your mind how much you love that person. The mind is quickly empowered by the impure heart and from there your are locked into a relationship. This form of love is a bit more subtle when it comes to family. There’s a trust factor, a commitment to blood ties that binds family love. However, Jesus punches this form of love when in Luke 14:26 he tells those that unless they hate their mother, brother and sisters they can’t be his disciples. It seem rather harsh what Jesus is saying, but it amplifies his teaching that His love is a higher form of love and if you want it, you must reject the fleshly form of love.

Now when you’re in a state of love you’ll discover it in its purest form. It’s God’s perfect love that doesn’t discriminate against rich or poor, ugly or beautiful. It’s a genuine pure love that radiate from within and is even capable of loving enemies. That’s why Jesus says Love your enemy as much as you love yourself.

It’s a love that radiates from the heart that is soft and tender. In It’s expansive as it radiates from within and out towards those that are around us. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 1st Corinthians 13 defines God’s pure love as it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. As you can see, this form of love is a state that is unfailing.

It says in Psalm 48:9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.
What is unfailing love, it’s a perfect state of love where circumstances or peoples can’t effect it. It’s God’s power in its purest form.

You’ll also notice that it says that we meditate on your unfailing love. That’s what we’re going to do in this meditation. Since the temple of God is within us. We will go inward into the temple that resides within us and meditate on God’s love. This will allow God to open us up to his power and transform us into children of light.

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Feb 18

Christian Meditation How to have a Pure Heart

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http://www.christianmeditationtoday.com In this powerful video Christian Meditation Specialist Waldemar, take you on an experiential journey deep within your spiritual realm. The Spiritual Realm where the Holy Spirit resides.

Taking the Bible Verse from Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the Pure in Heart for they will see God. Waldemar discusses how we can experience God in all his fullness by obtaining a pure heart, but how can we accomplish that when we struggle with our sinful desires?

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? With this in mind how can we hope to obtain a heart that is pure?

Never fear, God tells us in Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. So we understand from this that God Himself can create a pure heart within us. Not only that, but He can also strengthen our spirit.
The wonderful thing about God however, is that he doesn’t force the issues with us. He expects us to make choices and set intentions on our own.

In 1 John 3:3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
So what does this mean? God says he’ll purify us, yet he tells us to purify ourselves. How do we do this? Well, through proper meditation grounded in Biblical Principals we can still the distractions of our sinful mind and corrupted heart.

Through powerful breathing techniques and focused intentions of our heart, we can destroy the layers of doubt, fear, anger, self-centeredness, etc… that keeps us from having a pure heart. Once we’ve identified what it is that has a hold of our heart, we can open ourselves up to God’s power. This allows Him to purify us, to cleanse our heart thus allowing the fullness of his love to emerge from within.

This is a beautiful process you’ll want to try out for yourselves.

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Aug 07

Christian Meditation Mantras

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Christian Meditation Mantras

 Are they effective and are they Biblical?  In my research within the scriptures it’s clear to me that Christian meditation mantras they are not. Christian meditation mantras  Mantras are taking a word, phrase or sound and repeating it over and over in order to get you centered.  My take on this is that focusing on the breath and going within is a more powerful and effective means that would satisfy the Holy Spirits desire to fellowship with us.

Matthew 6:6-8 (NIV) But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

 In this verse Jesus appears to be telling us not to waste time with empty words or phrases.  Although some would argue that Christian meditation mantras have been proven to be effective in getting centered and placing one into a deep meditative state, I have tried mantras, and I personally do not like them and would stay clear of them. 

Christian meditation taught by our instructors are designed to guide one inward through powerful breathing techniques and guided language that allows the Holy Spirit to engage with the Believer rapidly and powerfully.  As one begins the breathing process and relaxes into the moment, we become aware of our inner being as well as the spirit that God has placed within the earthly vessel.     We then go into a state of stillness and begin the process of purification and renewal.  The process is powerful as we become aware of our sinful nature and allow the spirit to engage with our fleshly desires and subdue them. 

 What more can you ask for?  Christian meditation mantras just seems to consume time and energy. 

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Aug 05

How to meditate for Christians seeking more

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How to meditate for Christians?

That is the question… Is it or is it not safe for Christians to meditate?  I’ve noticed that Christianity today the famous and reputable magazine says no.  The reasons it cites is that it’s not Biblical and that we’re not to go into an altered state of consciousness.   However, the Bible itself cites passages of God’s chosen being in a trance or altered state of consciousness (in the spirit) before God is message to them. How to meditate for Christians

Acts 22:17 When I had returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, I fell into a trance.

Revelation 4:2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.

So, the Bible indicates that direct experiences with God can be through what I consider higher states of consciousness or God consciousness.  A proper Christian meditation focused on being mindful of God coupled with stillness are powerful practices that will surely strengthen your Christian walk.   

I remember as a producer, director for a Christian Cable network Total Living Network, watching Christian health enthusiasts fumbling with trying to explain the importance of deep clear breathing and stillness without being blasphemous.  I watched as an ex Yoga master warned of the dangers of opening the mind to meditation because it would open the doorways to the demonic.  

Well, I’m tired of the Christian community disrespecting a practice that’s been around since way before the time of Jesus.  Yes, I said it, before the time of Jesus, and I’m not talking about Eastern meditation, I’m talking about pure Biblical Meditation that dates back to the time of Job, King David, Ezekiel etc… 

Genesis 24:63  “And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening” ESV

Psalm 63:6 “when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;” ESV

How should Christians meditate?

Now as we can see in these Biblical examples, the writers of these two verses are not saying they sat with their Bible in the hands and read a verse and meditated on it.  Now please don’t misinterpret what I’m implying.  Reading and studying the Bible is imperative for our spiritual growth and with that we also need to take time to experience the Holy Spirit, who resides within us.  These two verses and a number of other verses shows us that an experience is needed. We long for an experience that’s generated through meditation. In reference to the doorways opening up to the demonic.  The only way that will happen is if you start dabbling in a number of new age and Eastern meditative techniques.  

How to meditate for ChristiansThe Bible tells us: Ephesians 1:13   In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

That’s right; you were signed, sealed and delivered to the Holy Spirit.  As long as you maintain that belief and keep your faith as a believer in Jesus Christ, going into a meditative state is safe and secure.  It is the best way for a Christian to begin to develop a very powerful spiritual experience with the Holy Spirit. 

Discover the power of Christian Meditation

Now how to meditate for Christians that’s safe an effective is quite simple.  We sit down in a quiet room; we sit either in a chair with our back straight, or sit on the floor in a Christian meditation pose.  You can find out more on this HERE. Slowly begin to breathe naturally.  Allow the breath to naturally fill you belly first and then slowly let it make its way to the chest area.  At this point you may feel areas in your body that are tense.  

Good, you’ve discovered an area that’s blocking your ability to flow in the spirit.  Focus your attention on those areas and just allow them to relax.   Keep breathing like this as you give thanks to the Holy Spirit for your life and that you are here now wanting to spend time with Him.  Continue to focus on the breath and feel your heart flow with the love of God.  Bask in the feeling for a few minutes.   That’s it for now, if you want to know more about Christian meditation and want to learn how to meditate for Christians visit us at our website.     

 

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