A Tree and Its Fruit
Written by: Ricky Spears Recorded by: Ricky Spears
Here is the first guided Christian meditation that I wrote and recorded. I was participating in a small group Bible study and we were tasked with reading, and studying, five different passages before our next meeting. One of those passages was Luke 6:43-45, where Jesus talks about a tree and its fruit.
As I studied this passage, I found myself meditating on it. I repeated short sections of it over and over in my mind. As I thought about particular phrases, other supporting scriptures came to mind, and I thought about them as well. Mostly, I though about how this all applied to me. God used this time of meditation to challenge me to evaluate different areas of my life.
As I meditated, I thought about the people in my small group and in my Sunday School class. I wondered how many of them regularly meditate on the scriptures, and if they had ever been taught to meditate. This prompted me to dig into the Word and see what God had to say about the discipline of meditation. That study became a lesson that I taught to my Sunday School class and I concluded the lesson by guiding them through a meditation much as I would do on my own.
The people in my Sunday School class seemed to really enjoy it, and several of them asked if I could record it. I did record it for them. Here is that original meditation, much as I presented it to the class that first time. I would recommend that you listen to it during a time when you will not be disturbed and you can focus on God's Word.