Bible verses for women and Christian meditation words
Christians are so scared of the word “meditation”. It’s sort of funny because the word itself is found throughout the Bible many, many times. For one example, we are told to meditate on God’s Word or the book of the law often. (Check out Joshua 1:8.)
here’s another example, Psalm 48:9 says we should meditate on His unfailing love. What a wonderful concept to ponder: how much God loves us and that He always will – forever and ever.
Goo-Goo Eyed Meditation
Back in the days when I dated my husband, I would often find myself daydreaming and re-playing in my mind how much I loved him and how much he loved me. In fact, I still do that from time to time.
What’s so different about my love relationship with the Lord? Why shouldn’t I do what Psalm 77:12 says and meditate on His works and wonder too?
No, there is no reason to fear Christian meditation.
The key more about what we meditate on than it is that we meditate.
let me outline it for you. Christians should always meditate on:
Meditating on the works of the Lord
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. Psalm 143:5
Scriptures to meditate on the promises of the Lord
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
Meditating on the Lord’s Statutes
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
Thinking about the Lord’s Deeds
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
Meditate on His unfailing love
Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.
Are you sold on Christian meditation yet? Do you understand that it’s not scary or creepy? Remember, meditating on a mountain, a rock or the sun does absolutely nothing for you. But, meditating on God makes you wise, balanced, secure, and at peace.
You do have to be careful though. Hear my crazy story about how I ventured into a wrong kind of meditation and what happened!
Bible Verses on Meditation…
Here are some Bible verses for women (really everyone, but my blog is for women). You’ll also find some short meditations I like to ponder. However, feel free to make up your own.
- I am accepted, wanted, and forever His.
Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Thought to think about: “Thank you, Jesus, for promising to always be with me. By my hand you guide me and lead me through this life as a loving Father leads His precious daughter. My hope is in you forever.”
- God hears my prayers.
Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.
Thought to ponder: “I’m so grateful you hear me before I even call! You know the words I think and the ones coming to my mind before I do. You know all about me and still love me immeasurably. Thank you for hearing my prayers. May I never forget you hear me.”
- My future is in God’s hands and only His hands.
No one from the east or the west
or from the desert can exalt themselves.
It is God who judges:
He brings one down, he exalts another.
Think about this for a while: “Lord, you alone promote and bring advancement. Help me keep my eyes and hopes on you and not human beings who seem to be in control of my future. It is you Who is in control. I trust You.”
- God created me to be a blessing. I am a blessing.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Mentally munch on this: “Even long before my great-grandfather met my great-grandmother, you knew about me. You fashioned me in my mother’s womb and designed me to do good things. I am fearfully and carefully made to do good. Help me remember this when I grow frustrated with my blunders or when I feel overtaken by a fault.”
- No matter how I feel, I’m never on my alone; left alone or deserted in this life.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Meditate on this thought: “Oh Jesus, thank you for promising to be with me. Why should I fear anything because you will help me and give me strength?”
How does the scripture make you feel?
So much research confirms the power emotion has on positive change. I’m a training facilitator for “Increasing Human Effectiveness” from the Edge Institute. Long story short: something magical happens when we associate emotions with a future state of being. For example, say you want to lose 10 pounds. Considering how you’d feel while (and after) you reach a goal will make you more invested in reaching it. Your brain will respond to it.
It’s like another step toward pulling the goal from the ethereal realms of your imagination into the throws of reality. It’s a part of “believing you have received” what you’re petitioning God for process,
So, ask yourself “how does this promise make me feel?” Ruminate on what effect it has on your life to be cherished so much by God. What will you do differently each day as a result of this information?
Take a deep breath and respond to yourself mentally. It might sound something like “I feel safe knowing God will guide me”.
Christian Relaxation via ITunes
I’ve also found a great resource on ITunes called “Relaxation God’s Way”. I often listen to it when I need to “unwind”. Most of the time it puts me right to sleep, but I have been known to listen to it in the car while driving. 🙂
Here’s a link to it: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/relaxation-gods-way/300812008
It is $9.99. But, I think it’s worth every cent. I do have Apple Music so I get it’s part of my subscription, but I’m sure you can find it in other places as well. Check YouTube! Be careful though. If they are not speaking God’s Word, forget about it.
Meditation, in itself, opens your heart, mind, and spirit. As Christians, we open ours to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We don’t open ourselves to “spirits” or some “spirit guide”. Only Jesus Christ.
Christian Meditation via YouTube
Want a quick praise and worship song to meditate on God’s goodness? I’ve got one for you!
Have you heard of Charity Gayle and Joshua Sherman’s recording called “Amen”?