Christian contemplation can be traced back to the Old Testament prophets and beyond. The prophet Ezekiel went to the Jewish exiles at Tel-Abib where he sat overwhelmed in contemplation for seven days. It was the practice of prophets to sit and contemplate a situation until God revealed what he was doing. At the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel.
But contemplation is not reserved only for great prophets. God wants his faithful people to seek him in this ancient practice. Simply sit still, quiet your mind, and begin your journey.
I know from my own experience that sitting still and quieting the mind is way more difficult than it may sound. You’ll want some basic instruction and an experienced person to guide you. With intentional practice and effort, you can experience God through the ancient practice of contemplation. It will deepen your love for God and your faith in him.
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