Daily reflection should be a very essential part of our everyday activities. We do this through the activity of meditation. Meditation is deep thought. When the business of life is at hand, we need a space to undress the burdens from our plight. In this space, we get ourselves together and refill our empty tanks. The world is filled with all sorts of toxic noise, and as a result, we need a place that offers us the grace of a quiet spirit. There are many different ideas of meditation. Some view meditation as the achievement of a clear and peaceful mind, others say meditation is mindfulness and mindfulness is the ability to be present in the here and now. I do believe that meditation can help you achieve a clear mind and I also believe in mindfulness. Yet these do no sufficiently examine the term in its fullness. Consider the great king of long ago, David the man of Psalms. He stated:
The most important part of David’s meditation is the object of his meditation. For David, His meditation was on the Lord. Also, take a look at Psalms 119 :97, when the writer states;
Here the writer also focuses on something specific. As a people of the Living God, our daily reflections will only make sense when we ponder on His marvelous work. Reflecting on the greatness of God will help us to find ourselves. When we experience God’s grace, we find peace in His love.
Filling Our Mind With God’s PowerThe process of Daily Reflection is not so much about emptying our minds, but it is about filling our minds with the knowledge of the Power of God. Whenever we fast from all distractions, and look beyond the fog of sin, we get to see into the eternal space. As we look into the eternal space, we see our very face. If we have been made in the image of God, then as we see God, we see ourselves. Through the sessions of meditation, our aim is to find God, and in return to find peace. It’s not so much a momental act, but meditation should be an incessant activity. We should constantly steer into heaven and reflect on the wonders we see. Sometimes we have to dissect our thoughts and steer them in the right direction. This is the substance of our daily meditation. When we practice our daily reflection, we must ponder upon life and we must filter out death.
God has given us the divine activity of meditation to benefit us in our general day. Meditation is to the spirit as food is to the natural body. Food add supplement as much as meditation empowers the spirit to go on. We must move forward and so we must meditate. I want to share with you 7 benefits of daily reflection, and why you should implement them in your life.
- Meditation Is Burden Lifting
As we Meditate, we get the opportunity to recognize with our godly existence and in turn to act like the god that we are. We are god because we are God’s, and this is our identity. This identity frees us from all the burdens we often travel with. Jesus the Messiah, in His own words said,
“Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? –John 10:34”We act like the person we think we are. The Bible clearly states, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” As we ponder upon God’s greatness and identify with His light, we shed the burdens that weigh us down. The burdens that we travel with are often a result of a lack of knowledge on our part. It’s when we cannot see the situation for what it really is.
Don’t Magnify Petty StuffA few years ago I was sitting outside and I saw a lizard on the wall looking at me. Usually as a grown man, I would run from this lizard. On this occasion I sat there and smiled for a bit, saying to myself “look at this little thing that I am afraid of.” As I smiled the lizard ran away and I realized the lizard was afraid of me. For many years I was afraid of a lizard that was afraid of me. Think about how much we magnify some small stuff to become huge problems. Often we create our own problems, with our own ingenuity. It is through deep reflection and through a divine understanding that we finally learn to let go of our burdens. The way to get this done is through the discipline of meditation.
2. Meditation Cultivates A Mind Of Love:
God is Love, and Love never fails.When we meditate, we separate ourselves from all negative energy and we embrace the light of love. To meditate is to keep our minds focused in the direction of love day and night. At the beginning of the Psalms (1:2) it says : ” But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Here the bible is talking about the man who does not walk like the sinner does. He thinks on the law of love day and night. What a man thinks about all day long he will eventually become. If we daily reflect on God, then inevitably we become who we really are, gods. God is love and so as we are transformed into God’s image, it is that we are transformed into love.
3. Meditation Reduces StressIt is scientifically proven that when we meditate, we reduce stress and anxiety. Anxiety and stress are a result of worry. Worry is a result of ignorance. When we do not know, we worry. Our Daily Reflection will help us to acquire a sense of perspective. Sometimes in my own life, I am discombobulated by the fear and the uncertainty that prevail. As I delve into the Word of life, and as I begin to grasp the beautiful gospel our God, I find power in the space of fear and soundness in the place of worry. Stress is so taxing on the body that we should ignore it at all cost. It not only cripples our motivation for living, but it also takes the joy out of living. When we are stressed, it will causes fatigue, headaches, chess pain, sleeplessness and the long list continues. Imagine a life without all these negative energies. A life of divine meditation offers us this privilege and it is very important for us to meditate.
4. Meditation Helps You Get More Sleep
When the mind is bombarded with fear and cynicism then we cannot truly rest. How can we rest when the mind is stressed? Through Daily Reflection and Meditation, we begin to rest in our minds, and inevitably our bodies will follow. I often drench my pillow with tears, but I have learned I should fill it with rest. My rest comes from the thought that everything will be fine. Sometimes it is hard to quiet the thoughts that steal our rest. However, It is through acceptance, resulting from meditation that we can truly find rest. many times it is the little things that we magnify into big problems. When we look at the bigger picture and see that God is right there for us, we can find peace. Peace is rest. As you go, consider the greatness of our God and find rest! See also;