A Meditation on Being Transformed Into Ever-Increasing Glory

Dave Cover

We now know through recent neuroscience and advanced imaging technology that our brains are constantly re-wiring to match our experiences and our environment. And what we do, what we see, what we say, what we think, how we react or respond to perceived threats is always changing our brain in our neurons and connections between neurons. This is why we can get good at a new skill like typing on a keyboard or playing scales quickly on an instrument or playing a sport. And we can change our brains to get better and better at responding to perceived threats with stress and anxiety. Or we can get better and better at perceiving God’s presence in all his ruling power and goodness and steadfast love in those situations instead. All by being transformed by the renewing of your mind — the re-wiring of your brain. The Bible has been telling us this all along even if neuroscience is only recently discovering it.

This is why Christian meditation is so important for you to learn how to do. To train your brain to do. It’s a discipline that is hard to do at first but gets easier and much more enjoyable with practice. It’s easy to feel too busy for it and want to move on to the next thing. That’s a big mistake if you want to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Because not only does this kind of meditation transform how you see and think of reality, but it will also transform your body in so many ways by removing stress and anxiety and insecurity and anger from your body. 

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