Writing Prompts: Meditation

Week 1: Should Christians Meditate?

Many Christ-followers wonder if meditation is biblical, especially since it is aligned by the media with the New Age movement. Bible in the light
But God tells us in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night.” Here, the Hebrew term for “meditate” means to study or to ponder.
Christian meditation, then, is to study or ponder God’s Word…both day and night!

Writing Prompt

What can I do to make my time in God’s Word more meditative in nature?

Week 2: What Is Meditation Journaling and How Do I Get Started?

Journaling helps jump start the meditation process.  Find a scripture that has special meaning to you and write it in your journal. Re-read it a few times allowing God’s words to fill your soul. Then write out thoughts that God is revealing to you.
Try this verse to get started with meditation journaling: “Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still.” (Psalm 4:4)

Writing Prompt

What did God bring to focus for you as you read and meditated on this passage?


Week 3: Fill Your Mind or Empty It?

Mainstream meditation tells us to empty our minds, but Christian meditation tells us to fill our minds. Mainstream meditation asks us to detach from the world and our problems, while Christian meditation asks us to attach ourselves to God, His Word, and His Life.
Psalm 119:15 tells us to, “Meditate on Your precepts and fix my eyes on Your ways.”

Writing Prompt

How am I filling my mind with God and attaching myself to Him each day?


Week 4: Who’s Giving the Orders In My Head?

Meditating on your own ideas directs you to pursue behaviors that do not serve God and others. Meditating on God’s Word allows you to invite the Holy Spirit to direct your thoughts and behaviors. Through His Word, God shows you how He can grow you.

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6, NIV).

Writing Prompt

How can I meditate on God’s Word rather than focus on my own ideas?