Meditation is a function of the mind and the heart. It is what we think about in our hearts and it is something we each do every day. Whether we realize it or not, we all spend a large portion of our time in some form of meditation. The thing is, what we meditate on may or may not be worthwhile or pleasing to God. And if you think about any particular thing long enough and with consistency, there is a strong possibility that you will take on those characteristics and eventually act them out. This could be good or bad, depending on what you think about. As for me, I’m going to try to fix my mind and heart on the Lord, and all that pleases Him.
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Col 3:1-3
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Ps 19:14
“Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.” Ps 48:9
“I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds.” Ps 77:12
“I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.” Ps 119:15
“I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.” Ps 119:48
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Phil 4:8