There are similarities to Prayer and Meditation, as they both connect us deeply to God.
Yet there are marked differences which are very significant. I believe that we need to be doing both each and every day. There was a time when I simply prayed or simply meditated. I now have found that both are critical as sacred, powerful practices to connect deeply to the Divine, allowing for powerful connection to the Holy Spirit. I have also begun a third practice coupled with this and that is JOURNALING.
Prayers are our petitions unto God, asking of Him for specific needs in our lives and in the lives of those we Love. As we pray we share our deepest desires with God. We express our longings, Yearnings, Feelings and Innermost Thoughts with Him.
Meditation is the Sacred Breathing in of the Spirit, Exhaling & Releasing the negative thoughts that are not of God. The Soaking In The Spirit…
Journaling with God – allowing the Spirit to Speak, Listening to Him. This is where His Wisdom comes, where you Hear the Sacred Whispers of Our Lord! Capturing His wisdom on paper, journaling His Powerful Words to you. This is when you are able to Grasp All God has to share with you!! This is the Most Amazing time with The King!! Don’t miss out on it anymore.
Prayer is reaching out to the God of the Universe with Questions, as a plea for help, gratitude, and praise.
Meditation, on the other hand, has a Hushed Eminence that Respects the Art of Openness.
When we meditate, we Quite and Slowdown, allowing the commotions of our busy minds & worried hearts to relax and be relieved.
Within minutes we come to sacredness with our All Knowing, All Loving God, allowing Him to silence it all, ridding us of all the stress and noise that cause us to forget that we walk with him. And then something wonderful happens, we Remember that we Do Walk With Him! In this Sacred Remembrance, it becomes possible for us to actually Hear God as He Speaks to us in our Heads and our Hearts – to the deepest parts of our souls.
Then we begin the Journaling Process… Capturing His Brilliance, Radiance, Knowledge that He longs for us to hear, know & do.
Journaling out all the responses He has from your needs, worries, questions… It’s awesome! You don’t really want to miss out on this time with him do you?
So all of this these 3 things: Praying, Meditating & Journaling are your essential tools for steering your life’s course. Every bit of this guides you in your life, biz, and spirit.
Allow yourself to commit to this Sacred Way each and every day.
If we don’t do the 3 together, we will find ourselves out of alignment and will miss out on the beautiful benefits of this kind of communion with God. When we allow ourselves to practice all 3 of these things together we begin having the most amazing two way conversations with the God of The Universe! What do you think?
Awakening You Mind, Biz & Spirit,
~xoxo Kathryn Rich Bonner