Have you ever noticed how quickly your meditation can be interrupted by thought? And how about during your waking hours? Do you tend to think and think... a lot? Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts overpower peace and joy?
This happens all the time. That’s why immersing oneself in God's word is do important.
Simply, the Bible dispenses wisdom about life in minimal simplicity and directness, for those of us who love to practice mindfulness around God's word. It’s as simple as John 14:23. Those who love Jesus will meditate upon His word until it becomes the natural thought of the mind.
Most carnality becomes voided when God's word is cultivated at a profound levels. Scripture emphasizes experiencing the word as the truth that brings abundant life, light, and spirit. (See Proverbs 3, 4, and John 14:23)
That’s why I love the following verses. They point us in the direction of simplicity and bolster the way of a peaceful present existence with God.
I hope you enjoy them as much I enjoyed sharing them.
To get the most out these minimalist biblical concepts, set aside, 20 to 40 minutes, go to a quiet room preferably in the morning, and meditatively ponder each verse.
1. Be Here Now
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” - Ecclesiastes 1:9
"Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 18:3
"Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being" - Genesis 2:7
"But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3
5. Empty Yourself
"The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works." John 14:10
6. Fill Yourself
“If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home." John 14:23
7. Mindful Humility
"Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted." Matthew 23:12
"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
9. Accept Impermanency
"As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more." Psalm 103:15
10. Cultivate The Word
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
"Nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:21
12. Be One
"Abide in me and I in you" John 15:4