Meditating on Scripture “To have faith in the Word, Scripture must not grasp us in our critical thought, but in the life of the soul” -Abraham Kuyper
Nurturing our emotions for Christ • Value the Presence of God • Personal Holiness • Worship (with others and by ourselves) • Value God’s voice • Wait
How Do We Listen? By Faith Everything in the Christian life is based off Faith. • Salvation • Understanding • Grace • Recognizing God’s presence. • Our Actions
Meditation is simply the art of thinking deeply Reflect on Contemplate Think deeply about
Using your Imagination Imagination as a distraction • Trying not to think about something. Imagination as an anchor • Focusing on an idea.
Practice – Psalm 63 • Quiet our hearts and minds using our imagination. • Use an image from the passage • When you get distracted come back to image. • When your mind wanders, go get it and bring it back. You have to train your mind.
Read through the passage (SLOWLY) and underline verses catching your attention. • Read through the verses you underlined. What impressions do you have? Write them down • Read the passage again for the final time. Think deeply about it. Tell God the thoughts this Scripture brings to mind. Ask Him for His thoughts.