Christians tend to stay away from the concept of meditation because of its association with eastern religions, but our bibles tell us to meditate. The difference between meditation in eastern religions and the way Christians are to meditate is that we don’t meditate to clear our minds of everything. We meditate to retain the word of God. Think of meditation as spiritual chewing. We chew our food to make it easier for our bodies to take in the nourishment. Chewing is the first step of digestion. If we chew long enough we get full quicker. It takes 20 minutes for the mouth to send the message to the brain that you are full. We have to chew on the word of God long enough for our hearts and minds to retain what we are learning.