Christian Meditation is a quiet time for you to re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind with your body. And re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind and body with God‘s presence with you and in you. Remember the quote from the apostle Paul in Acts 17:28 – In him you live and move and have your being.
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You may think that taking time to focus on re-integrating your body with your mind is not a very Christian kind of meditation. That somehow spiritual rejuvenation comes by focusing on the spiritual, not the physical. Focusing on the soul and not the body. And you would be wrong. Biblically wrong.
“Christianity may be the most body-positive religion in the world…God made matter and physical bodies, and saw that it was all good…In Jesus Christ, God himself took on a human body which he still has…and someday he is going to give us resurrected bodies.”
A lot of times Christians think the body is just temporary and is unrelated to the soul. But the Bible teaches the opposite.
The problem with a lot of early Christian heresies — and they have stuck around for thousands of years — is that they somehow separated the body from the soul.
A good example of that is in…
1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV)
“…You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
Now the “you“ there is the key because some wrongly thought the real “you“ was just your spirit/soul and not so much your body. Your body is earthly and going to die but your spirit lives forever. This is not biblical Christianity but a kind of heresy that always one way or another sneaks in.
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