Tuesday, July 12, 2011


By Janet Chester Bly

Are you a stroke waiting to happen?
Do you need to calm down?

Here’s some good news:

If you know how to worry,
you already know how to meditate.
Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life

The challenge is to replace all the dire news, the dreaded fears, and debilitating remorse with solid positive alternatives. Think about God’s truth over and over. Focus all your attention on freeing promises that apply to you. At a gut-level, believe God.

To meditate on spiritual truth slows down your frantic. 

I no longer rush through the Bible to meet some reading quota. I hone in on a passage, a scene, a few vital words.

I think of Jesus in the boat with his disciples in the storm. I imagine myself with them. Feel the wind whip around me, the chill sting of the waves. The anxiety builds. The irritation the disciples felt I take on. . .because Jesus sleeps through it all. 

Then, Jesus wakes up, looks at me with gentle reproach, then turns to the storm to say, “Peace! Be still!” And the storm dies. (Matthew 8:23-27)

Meditation is focused thought. Concentration. Zeroed in one a single theme. One concept at a time. If some duty or problem fritters around the edges, I jot that down to take care of later.

Your mind can only hold one thought at a time. Make it a positive and constructive one.
taken from Life’s Little Instructions from the Bible

Adapted from “31 Ways To Win The Fight For Personal Peace.” Download the whole article at http://BlyBooks.com/articles.htm/

When is the last time you focused only on a wonderful, heavenly truth that brought you nothing but positive reinforcement?


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1 comment:

Janet Bly said...

Some are saying they are not able to post on this article. Am checking this out to see if it will come through for me.