"You must be holy because I am holy." ~ 1 Peter 1:16, Leviticus 20:26
Think of what is being instructed with this verse. For anyone to be holy like God we would have to be conscious of God's perfection and imitate it. That means the sense we were blessed with must be tuned to God's holy presence.
Then all our mental and emotional process must be willing subjects to the grandeur internally observed. With the subjugation of mind and emotion we are led by God in ways not possible with worldly thinking.
Jesus is the mind and body of God personified, and through Him we discover God. All fear and sin is cast away in Jesus and encounter God's holiness. In this perfect place of humility we can experience God.
Experiencing God allows our spiritual being to become rectified from its less than perfect carnal ways. It sets a spiritual footing on which we can build a life with God rather than the world, and it starts with love for God and humility toward God.
Once we get into the meditative habit of loving God with deep respect and humility His Spirit will exalt us. (Matthew 23:12) God's dominion is not limited to the physical realm alone. God's omnipotence exalts with strength and power in all dimensions mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical.
In fact, it is God's exalting power that changes everything about us, how we think, how we feel, and what we do. It is that power along with guidance and providence that we can experience greater magnitudes of love, life, happiness, health, and prosperity. And it is a law that is embedded in our DNA that even science acknowledges to be true.
Think about God's holiness for a while and you'll no doubt glean over positive thoughts about love, generosity, kindness, humility, goodness, and optimism. Scientists today are finding out that just by simply, and quietly, having positive thoughts physiologically and psychologically changes us, which is exactly what God calls us to do, "Be holy as I am holy".
Dr. Fredrickson discovered that even a simply loving-kindness meditation practice, where one mentally rehearses loving statements toward others, affects us mentally and physically in positive ways.
Her team found that this kind of mental focus changes heart rhythms, and other physiology. Since all physiology is controlled by genetic activity, Fredrickson is now conducting research on how a positive mindset affects gene expression in the immune system as well as other biological functions. Initial are so promising that positive emotions are now being looked at as predictors of healthy physiological and psychological changes.
Here's what Jesus said about the subject. "It is not what goes into the mouth of a man that makes him unclean and defiled, but what comes out of the mouth; this makes a man unclean and defiles" ~ Matthew 15:11
Did you notice the words, unclean, defiled, and defiles? These words describe the corruption of mind and body, and the source of corruption is our thoughts and words.
So if we want to be holy and clean of mind and body we need to have holy and clean thoughts.
Now look at Proverbs 4:22 about God's word. "For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh." Health to the flesh comes by one way, positive genetic activity.
The message is clear. If we concentrate, meditate, and focus on God's word, our genetic activity will change along with our psychology and physiology. This law that governs all creation is so embedded in our DNA that even the smallest effort at being more loving, or following God's second greatest commandment to love others, can be scientifically observed.
Do you want more love, more life, more happiness, more health, more abundance? Follow God's command to be holy as He is holy.
It's Time To Practice Christian Meditation
Early in the morning, before a human voice is heard, sit down, close your eyes and start loving God with humility. Recognize that God is all-powerful and humble yourself before Him with love.
After a few minutes of doing this open your Bible and start studying, concentrating, and focusing on every sentence God's word reveals to you. Study, ponder, and meditate on what you learn. Seek deep meaning for each verse you come across.
Be still and silent as you study. As you journey though the Bible let your mind ease into meditation. Let it be embraced by God's revealing Spirit and light. Go deep into your meditative study of God's word and your mind will change with the pattern of God's word. According to science, and the Bible, your biology and psychology will change.
It's good to know that science is beginning to prove God's word. The journey ahead of us is astounding. It is full of wonder and extraordinary splendor. There is no limit to God's love, power, and grace, therefore there is no limit to His mercy over us. So all things are truly possible.
Start meditating today. It's your loyal duty to God and others. Be holy as God is holy. Be loving as God is loving. Be kind as God is kind. Be generous as God is generous. In all that you do be like God.
God bless you. See you in the kingdom.