America is becoming increasingly secular, and in younger generations, most fail to see any value or benefit to religion. In fact, in the last few decades Americans who identify themselves as Christian have fallen from 90% to less than 70% - a remarkable decline.
This is due, in part, to the fact that most young Americans no longer see the value or practical application of Christianity, and therefore struggle to find their own path to Christ. People explore new age religions and other practices, but have a hard time finding a Christian practice that truly provides them peace.
However, Christian meditation is emerging, and there are many ways that it does provide practical benefits to Christians of all ages.
To meditate means to engage in mental exercise, for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. In terms of Christianity, Christian Meditation is defined as a form of prayer in which a structured attempt is made to become aware of and reflect upon the revelations of god.
What’s the point?
Americans don’t have time for God anymore, and it shows in the cruelty, suffering, and pain of the world. Out of those 70% of Americans that claim Christianity, even fewer attend services regularly or practice any form of regular religion, and the numbers are plummeting rapidly.
It’s hard to blame people (in fact, blame and judgment don’t help) – life is busy! America is the epitome of a rat race. You have to work, plus you have kids, extracurricular, chores – there’s not a ton of time to fit religion in there.
But still…you feel like something is missing. You’re not as happy as you feel like you should be, or maybe you find yourself lashing out, less empathetic and kind than you know in your heart you should be. You’re frustrated, but you can’t quite get it under control. It seems like a never ending cycle of stress and anxiety.
If you need inner peace in your life, and feel overwhelmed, make time for the transformation Christian meditation can bring to your life. Sit still – even if it’s for five or ten minutes a day – and reflect on God’s will for you. It doesn’t have to be a structured daily devotion. Just open yourself up to God, listen, and quietly reflect on God's of love and mercy, the lessons that Jesus taught, and you’ll be amazed at how you change.
Even in the turbulence of the storm, Christian meditation and daily reflection can transform your life and give you peace you never imagined possible.
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