Lie #1- Meditation will open your body to evil spirits seeking an entrance
Please note that we are not opening ourselves in any way for any spirit other than The Holy Spirit to shine His light and love into our hearts and minds. As we focus and meditate on the scriptures and teachings of Jesus Christ we will actually be blocking the enemy from operating within us. Gods’ word is powerful and can change our lives if we allow it to go deeper than just our hearing or visual reading. Let the word through meditation penetrate your heart and mind. Allow it to make the changes necessary for you to have a greater spirit to Spirit connection.
Lie #2- Meditation is not Godly
For far too long Christians have relinquished principal practices that were founded in the word of God that other religions have perverted and changed to come in line with their beliefs. Meditation is a Godly practice and as believers, we need to embrace what is written in 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. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Lie #3- Meditation is self-centered and not God-focused
Many believers have tried to focus on God without truly understanding themselves. Until you are introspective and can see God within you and God without you, you may never fully come to understand what He means when He says “In Him, we live and move and have our being”- Act 17:28 or that we abide in Him and He abides in us- John 15:4. God is truly concerned with us, mindful of us and desires that as we move closer into Him that He would also provide all good things for us.
Lie #4-I pray and read my bible so I don’t need to meditate
There are many practices as a believer and each one is important and gives us the necessary tools to build a strong walk with God. As we begin to use our tools we will become skilled enough to move into other practices that will be advantageous for moving forward unto a higher level. Meditation does not cancel out reading your bible or prayer- it combines both in a mature way to hear the voice of God in the stillness.
Lie #5- I don’t have time to meditate
This lie is one of the most dangerous as it speaks to us always being doers and forgetting that we were created as human beings. We need to practice being still and giving our minds true rest. We need this and without it, we are not functioning at full capacity or capability! We can find time for anything that is a priority and with the benefits that you receive from quiet meditation, this should become something you are not willing to exchange.