If you are a serious Bible student, then you know that the Bible commands us to meditate, ponder, ruminate, and even murmur according to God's word. Christian meditation, as prescribed by the Bible has been around well before all other forms of meditation, in fact, it appeared starting from the second generation from Adam and described in the Genesis 4:26.
From that moment the right kind of meditation based on God's name became profaned, corrupt, manipulated, counterfeited, and adopted by the secular world.
But as science provides more amazing results each day people are asking questions about their faith, and we're ecstatic about it. And the reason why people are questioning lessons coming from the pulpit is because science contradicts much of what is being taught.
Here at ChristAudio we continually offer high-level documentation revealing the miraculous construction of the body and the incredible intricacies that occur during meditation.
If one group of people generalize meditation as unfruitful, while another present sound scientific documentation of profound, sometimes miraculous healthy changes in the body, rest assured people will start to ask questions.
Fortunately, the answers are out there, and it's becoming more public every day. God fine tuned the human body to benefit from meditation. 28 verses mention the word "meditation," and there nearly a hundred other verses that allude to many meditation practices.
The challenge most people have is trying to get over the negative stigma surrounding meditation, once the mental barrier is defeated people can begin to enjoy its benefits.
If you're one of those individuals who is questioning the conflict between church and science, you are not alone you have joined millions. It's quite sad because science proves biblical concepts nearly on a daily basis.
The best place to start if you're seeking answers is our blog. It contains tremendous amounts of scientific evidence and biblical-backed concepts that leave most people in awe. Yes, God's word is authoritative and can be proven scientifically correct.
Another excellent resource is our "How it works" page. It contains links to Christian meditation science grouped by categories like mind, body, and God.
If you've read this far chances are you're just ready to more, and get started. So let's do it. Here are ten scientifically documented ways God fine tuned the human body for meditation.
1. It naturally cultivates love and compassion
The primary commandment believers must follow is - love. We are to love neighbor and enemy alike.
In a 2013 study, it showed that meditation naturally cultivates love in people. Meditation has a way of making people more kind, gentle, and loving. That's right; it appears that every human being has these embedded traits and are vividly expressed when they meditate.
2. It reduces pain
In a 2010 study, it concluded how meditation reduces pain in patients. According to the Bible, if we meditatively become one with Jesus (John 15:5) many things are possible, this includes healing.
3. It changes brain architecture
Meditation changes brain structure and increases brain matter. That's right meditation makes you smarter and helps your memory. A 2011 study shocked the world when it presented evidence that meditation reverses depleting gray matter caused by aging. The finding points precise genetic design, not evolution.
4. Cognition improves
In a fascinating 2010 study researchers demonstrated how just 80 minutes of meditation over a four day improved measures of working memory, brain function, and spatial processing areas of the brain. The study again points to how finely tuned the brain is to sit quietly for a few minutes a day.
5. It improves creativity
In 2012 study, participants performed better at solving creative problems after learning simple meditation methods. Doctors concluded that meditation has a way of setting the mind free.
Psalm 46:10 states that we should be still to know God. It is becoming more apparent that stillness has a way of allowing us to know God more, and that experience fundamentally changes who we are, and for the best.
Positive traits like love and compassion arise from within, healing becomes a reality, and our brain improves. In other words, meditation makes us happy, healthy, smart people. It sounds like we receive God's blessing if we meditate, and science is proving right.
I bet you're ready to start your practice. Go to our "buy" page to browse our full-length meditations and devotions. Select what you like, checkout, and within a minute or two you'll be meditating with Jesus.
God bless you. We're praying for you. See you in the kingdom.