Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Humming.....


...meditation is a lost art today, and Christian people suffer grievously from their ignorance of the practice. Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and ways and purposes and promises of God. It is an activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under the eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communion with God. Its purpose is to clear one's mental and spiritual vision of God, and to let his truth make its full and proper impact on one's mind and heart. It is a matter of talking to oneself about God and oneself; it is, indeed, often a matter of arguing with oneself, reasoning oneself out of moods of doubt and unbelief into a clear apprehension of God's power and grace. (from Knowing God by J.I. Packer)


2 comments:

Bev Brandon said...

So grateful Brookie got to be with you in her unexpected L-O-N-G stay here that we so loved. And she even came back to you! She just LOVES you so much humble heather! I've been thinking about lingering and pondering and meditating finding a rest I've not known before. Came by to say hi and hope you have a Christmas full of the presence of the beautiful God that lives and pours out of you! Psalm 50:2. BEAUTIFUL ONE! humming with you humble girl!

holly becton said...

thank you, thank you for this!