A Primer On Biblical Meditation
This article is a terrific article on Christian or Biblical meditation. While it may be too challenging a read for a new believer, who is not familiar with Church history and terminology. It is a great resource for Christians desiring to take their walk with God to the "next level" by spending time meditating on God's Word.
You will need to bookmark this article. It is exhaustive and will be a great resource on Christian meditation you will want to refer to often.
One highlight for me was the "RULES concerning Meditation" at the end. Rule 2 (Read before you meditate) is so important. If you are not reading the Bible before you meditate you are likely meditating on your: ideas, goals, concerns, and plans. If you are reading God's Holy Word and meditate on what you are reading then you are meditating on God's: ideas, goals, concerns, and plans.
I find Rule 3 (Do not multiply the subjects of meditation) a challenge. I have ADHD and keeping my mind focused is not easy. Fortunately we are not engaging in Christian meditation alone, we are doing it by the grace and through the power of God. While it is not easy I can (most of the time) stay focused because I lean on the gracious strength on the Almighty God that created the universe, sent His Son to die for my sins, and gave me the presence of the Holy Spirit (which is called in the Bible, among other things, our "Helper").
Excerpt From "A Primer On Biblical Meditation"
DAILY DELIGHT IN
THE WORD OF GOD
When you truly delight (take great pleasure in or experience a high degree of satisfaction) in the Word, you will have a desire (a craving, a longing , a "hunger or thirst") to spend time in it and to meditate on it. Beloved, we do not naturally delight in the Holy Word for we are by nature unholy. Therefore when any man or woman begins to delight in the Word, they can know for certain that they are experiencing God's amazing grace (cp Php 2:13-note wherein we see that the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to delight and the dynamic to understand God's Holy Word! cp 1Cor 2:11-13. In expectant humility, always ask Him to illuminate His supernatural Word which is otherwise unintelligible to the natural mind!)