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  • Writer's pictureJill Ball

Be Still - a meditation

Music, Meditation and The Word

from the series A Call to Prayer

Christian meditation is not about emptying our minds, but about filling them with one thought. As you read the scriptures, choose one of the verses to concentrate on, or just a phrase from a verse.

Focus on this for 3 minutes, asking God to speak to you.

Set a timer, and then you won't be thinking about the time!

If you are new to this, don't be surprised by all the distractions and thoughts that flood your mind. Just gently park them to one side, and refocus on the words you have chosen.

Then listen to the accompanying music.

I recommend you look at the painting above, not the video itself.

Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. He says,
“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalm 46 v 8 -10

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37 v 7

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The context of these verses is trouble. When life's circumstances are against us and we are struggling, that is when we need to be still before Him, and to know that He is God.

The series was not just about drawing closer to God in prayer,

not just about waiting before him in stillness,

not just about abiding in him,

but also about how spending time in His presence changes us.

And how we cannot say we love God, and ignore injustice and poverty.

In this article there is an opportunity to hear what influential, black people are saying about their own situation, and what can be done to change society.

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