Day 235, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
—Proverbs 23 (OT)
We are shaped by what gains our attention and occupies our thoughts. Today, amidst all of the conditioning to the contrary, we need constant reminders of our higher nature, and that is why spiritual reading can be very helpful. The media drown us in such a low image of the human being that it is essential to remind ourselves constantly of something higher.
All of the world’s religions provide nourishment for the spirit distilled from centuries of spiritual exploration. It is a wise investment of time to take half an hour or so each day for reading from the scriptures and the writings of the great mystics of all religions. Just before bedtime is a particularly good time, because the thoughts you fall asleep in will be with you throughout the night.
Our consciousness takes on the color of what we think about. By reading the words of a favorite saint or mystic, we imbue our mind with thoughts that are beautiful, true, and full of light. (WLB)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness focussing on the light of God within you.
Heavenly Father, I find that my mind too often starts to wander when I am needing to concentrate on the issue at hand. Help me to be alert and attentive, knowing that lapses in concentration are common. Teach me how to keep my mind focussed on your work at hand. Amen. (CiB)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
DZ - Donna Z.
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
MAO - Michael A. O’Sullivan
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism