Welcome, my friends, to our sixth installment for our “Trust Habits” series!
A trust habit is anything that will build up my trust and intimacy in my relationship with my heavenly Father.
Be still, and know that I am God!Psalm 46:10a, New Living Translation
Lately, I have been finding myself positioning toward a “meditation pose”. I have been enjoying it for a few weeks now. It is becoming a more habitual practice in my life, as I walk through difficult things in my family life.
Envision this: legs crossed. palms open and stretched out. Focusing on God and His Biblical truth.
I realize meditation doesn’t have a great reputation in the Christian community. While this is true, it reminds me to pause my life, breathe in and out, and direct my attention to the Lord.
Meditation for me means focusing on my relationship with God and His Biblical truths.
Isn’t that what truth habits are all about?
Gaining intimacy with our sweet Savior Jesus Christ and learning to trust Him right where we are.
Process, Over Product
In Child Development classes, we quickly learned that the process of learning and growing was far more important than a replica of a teacher’s painting. Likewise, our time and relationship with our Savior Jesus is what this time is about.
As long as our time is focused on God and His Biblical truth, that’s all that matters. It isn’t about a perfect twenty minutes of focused meditation, regardless of how much of an achievement that might be.
This idea into meditation helps me to meet with the Lord one-on-one, in the middle of my messy circumstances. It is about bringing my mess into His light – as I choose to focus on Him quietly and remember who the Bible teaches me that God is.
Biblical truths like:
- God is holy.
- God is full of love, justice, and power.
- God is faithful, even when we are not.
- God invites us into His presence.
- Sin separates us from God.
- God sent His Son Jesus Christ to bring salvation to all mankind.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.Psalm 19:14
During my time, I am learning to put on worship music.
I have too many things going on in my brain. So the worship music does help me to give my mountain of circumstances to the Lord.
Life is hard. And the Lord God is the only Way that I will make it through this really-really-hard-stuff.
If I can just give my soul a moment to pause, to breathe, and to remember to “Be still and know [He] is God” – then I will be far better off.
Unsplash Photo by Lua Valentia.