When a person worries (meditates) they are imagining, coupled with emotion, (notice the deep sadness and depression coming on, and feelings of rejection, that’s the emotion) and putting themselves into their imagined mental image of their future expectation driven by fear, thus creating their outcome. This is not what they want, but what they fear.
‘Many people call this “meditation” anxiety or stress’
Or you could…
Meditate the GOOD NEWS (Gospel) in a similar fashion. Imagine, coupled with emotion, (notice the hope, happiness and clear thinking) putting yourself into your imagined mental image of your future expectation, lead by unconditional love, thus creating your outcome. This is what we want, lead by love, into His exceeding great promises.
‘The Gospel calls this transforming meditation going from hope to faith’
Everyone is going to do one or the other. What do you see in your meditation? It begins with hope, a positive expectation of good in your future. See the goodness of God, it will produce a change of mind, which is what repentance is…metonia. We live by faith, not by sight, faith sees and meditates His goodness, and His great promises, thus shaping our future.
Begin your hopeful meditation then receive and step into that promise by faith, and continue in it no matter the circumstance, and watch it come to pass!
1 Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Is 26:3 Perfect peace have they who’s imaginations are set on Him, because they trust in Him.
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Rom 2:4 goodness of God leads you to repentance.
2 Cor 1:20For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.