Tim Keller “Persons who meditate become people of substance who have thought things out and have deep convictions, who can explain difficult concepts in simple language, and who have good reasons behind everything they do. Many people do not meditate. They skim everything, picking and choosing on impulse, having no thought-out reasons for their behavior. Following whims, they live shallow lives.”
Learn the biblical art of meditation. Biblical meditation is a diligent search. Whereas religious cults teach people to empty their minds as a means of meditation, the Bible teaches us to fill our minds with God’s Word. Meditation requires a quiet heart and a directed mind. When you mull a word over in your heart, pursuing truth in the same way that an inquisitive child’s heart pursues a matter, that is meditation. “I will meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search” (Ps. 77: 6).
In Eastern occult religions, meditation means emptying the mind. But Biblical meditation is the opposite – it’s filling the mind with God’s truth.
Some Christians don’t like the idea of meditation because they’ve only seen it demonstrated in a corrupt way through the diabolical religions. But if you have ever worried about something, you already know how to meditate.
Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God.
It is an activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under the eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communion with God.Its purpose is to clear one’s mental and spiritual vision of God and to let His truth makes its full and proper impact on one’s mind and heart.