The word of God, the deeds of God, the love of God, the works of God – these are things on which the Bible admonishes us to meditate. Meditation is a dimension of prayer. How do we do it, though? We already know.
Day 33 – Where is your mind?
We are quite familiar with a form–a negative form–of meditation. It’s called worry. Consider: Worry focuses our mind on every contour of the object of our anxiety. We call to mind all conceivable scenarios of further loss, failure, and trauma. Dread expands in our minds until it crowds out all other thoughts and feelings. This is exactly how the mechanics of meditation work. Therefore, to “be transformed by the renewing of [the] mind”, we take these mechanics and put them to work as we pray and contemplate God’s goodness: We focus our mind on every contour of whatever is good. We call to mind all conceivable scenarios of all that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy. And God’s glory expands in our minds until it crowds out all other thoughts and feelings. We can do this.
Re: Verse reading – Luke 10:25-37 (day three)