Prayer & Meditation
The spiritual practice of meditation is not unique. However, when the Bible speaks of meditation, as it often does, it is not the kind of meditation that seeks to disengage, silence, or empty the mind as in transcendental forms of meditation. Instead, Scripture teaches that meditation is the practice of actively engaging the mind to understand God’s Word and put it into practice.
Religious meditation is to be solely on the Word of God and what it reveals about Him and His works. True religious meditation is an active thought process whereby we give ourselves to the study of the Word, praying over it and asking God to give us understanding by the Spirit, who has promised to lead us.
We then put this truth into practice, committing ourselves to the Scriptures as the rule for life as we go about our daily activities. This causes spiritual growth and maturing in the things of God as we are taught by the Holy Spirit.