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    448 All Of Us Once Lived Among Them In The Desires of Our Flesh, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 2:1-5 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 20:37

    446 We Have Different Gifts, According to the Grace Given to Each of Us, A Guided Christian Meditation on Romans 12:4-8 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 19:58

    446 We Have Different Gifts, According to the Grace Given to Each of Us, A Guided Christian Meditation on Romans 12:4-8 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Romans 12 NIV 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts,according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. NRSVCE 4 For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6 We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7 ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8 the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness. Meditation: In Christ we are to be united. This is not to say we all must be exactly the same, or that all aspects of people must be forced to be the same. That is clearly not the case even in this scripture. God, through His grace, has given different gifts. What are your gifts? What things does God's grace bring up in you? What gifts do you find yourself rejoicing for in others? Do you ever struggle to rejoice in the gifts of other people? Do you ever struggle to see the gifts of others?  As I interact with different groups, I have seen vast differences in capabilities. I have some friends in ministry and they tend more towards compassion, I have other friends who are more intense in law enforcement and they have a different focus and set of gifts. I have other friends in science and engineering. Many different gifts can come together for the Glory of God.  This includes many cultures as well. There is no one nation that represents God's culture. Yet with all the divisions that we make for ourselves, we can all be united in Jesus. We can all be united in the Love of God. We can be united in the way in which we attempt to live the example of Jesus.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon .com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing.  Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    445 Free Form Christian Meditation on John 5:6-10

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 20:39

      Bible verses for Meditation: John 5:6-10 NIV  6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod      

    444 John as a Witness of Light, A Guided Christian Meditation on John 5:6-10 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 19:36

    442 All Are One In Christ Jesus, A Guided Christian Meditation on Galatians 3:26-29 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 20:10

    I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Galatians 3:26-29 NABRE 26 For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendant, heirs according to the promise. ESV 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise. Meditation: This scripture is a continuation of the argument Paul is making that it is only through Jesus that we find salvation. He continues the thought by stating that through faith we are children of God, and as such we are all alike and equal. There is no place in heaven for arbitrary divisions of people. The variety of ways that we, as humans, divide ourselves will melt away in the presence of the Loving God. This includes race, nationality, cliques, congregations. Pause for a moment and consider how you distinguish your self from others. Do you feel excluded or do you exclude? Do you feel isolated, do you draw near to others. Do you isolate yourself from others due to discomfort or fear. In Christ we are not divided in such ways. Christ seeks to unify us by having us follow in His walk. To do the things he did, to do the things he told us to do, to follow as His sheep and accept Him as our Shepherd and Savior. Through Baptism we put on Christ. It is not saying that realities of our life disappear but it says that God values us and unites us together. As it says in John 17 that we may be one together as Jesus if one with the Father. What does that mean in your life? Are you missing the blessings of being unified with Jesus? What can you do to actively change that in your heart and behavior? Reflect for a moment what this means. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing. Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    441 Free Form Christian Meditation on Matthew 20:25-28

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 14:53

    Matthew 20:25-28 KJV 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.   Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    440 Jesus Came To Serve Not To Be Served, A Guided Christian Meditation on Matthew 20:25-28 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 20:32

    439 Free Form Christian Meditation on Revelation 2:9-11

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 14:49

    Revelation 2 9 “I know your tribulation and poverty, but you are rich. I know the slander of those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan. 10 Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “‘“Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor shall not be harmed by the second death.”' Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast

    438 I Know Your Tribulation, A Guided Christian Meditation on Revelation 2:9-11 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 19:50

    438 I Know Your Tribulation, A Guided Christian Meditation on Revelation 2:9-11 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Revelation 2 NABRE 9 “I know your tribulation and poverty, but you are rich. I know the slander of those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan. 10 Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 “‘“Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor shall not be harmed by the second death.”' ESV “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.' Meditation: God knows the suffering of his people. Just as in this scripture God knew the suffering of his saints in ancient times, so he knows your struggles. He knows how the world will go after good. Yet we can live without fear. Regardless of what the devil does we do not need to fear. Much of our human worries are about things that we cannot control. In this moment give those fears over to the Lord.  God has promised that those who trust in Him, those who come to Him, will be joint heirs with Christ. Regardless of our struggles we can remain faithful. Empowered by God we can do those things we need to do to overcome. We can embrace the peace of God.  The Second death refers to spiritual death, or our separation from God. Those who place their trust in God will not be harmed by the second death. We will overcome this world.    Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing.  Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    437 Free Form Christian Meditation on Matthew 12:46-50

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 14:58

    Matthew 12 NIV 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” 48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

    436 My Family is Whoever Does the Will of The Father, A Guided Christian Meditation on Matthew 12:46-50 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 20:04

    436 My Family is Whoever Does the Will of The Father, A Guided Christian Meditation on Matthew 12:46-50 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Matthew 12 NIV 46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” 48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” NASB 46 While He was still speaking to the crowds, behold, His mother and brothers were standing outside, seeking to speak to Him. 47 Someone said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak to You.” 48 But Jesus replied to the one who was telling Him and said, “Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?” 49 And extending His hand toward His disciples, He said, “Behold: My mother and My brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother, and sister, and mother.” Meditation: This scripture has always been interesting and in some ways confusing to me. On its face it makes complete sense that Jesus prioritizes those who are obedient. He is teaching a fundamental point that God does not play favorites. In that sense, it is incredibly compelling as a way of changing our priorities and removing our human biases. It invites us to feel like even if we are not on the inside track or some special group, that God still loves us. On the other hand I find it confusing because of the many ways that Jesus speaks so highly of his mother and looks to ensure that she is cared for even at the Cross. The mighty Jehovah himself is the one that proclaimed honoring father and mother as one of the top ten rules, making the list of ten commandments. Additionally scripture does not shy away from showing the importance of Jesus's mother in the narrative. These two priorities seem to be at odds with each other. I also find it an interesting ballance in my own life. Personally, my family is extremely important to me. My mother is a special woman that I will forever be grateful for. I appreciate her goodness, kindness, and example in so many ways. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. She raised me as a single mother and I owe her the world. Additionally I consider the role of my wife and her motherly influence on our children, and it is so profoundly meaningful to me. I prefer her to all others. Yet I also recognize that loving others is the second great commandment. Luckily these are not mutually exclusive commands and we can honor God by loving and honoring his children. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing. Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod    

    435 Free Form Christian Meditation on Exodus 24:4-8

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 14:57

    NIV  4 Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD. 6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he splashed against the altar. 7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the LORD has said; we will obey.” 8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.”   Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    434 Behold the Blood of the Covenant, A Guided Christian Meditation on Exodus 24:4-8 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 21:04

    434 Behold the Blood of the Covenant, A Guided Christian Meditation on Exodus 24:4-8 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: ESV 4 And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. He rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 And he sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the Lord. 6 And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar. 7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” 8 And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.” NIV  4 Moses then wrote down everything the LORD had said. He got up early the next morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain and set up twelve stone pillars representing the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 Then he sent young Israelite men, and they offered burnt offerings and sacrificed young bulls as fellowship offerings to the LORD. 6 Moses took half of the blood and put it in bowls, and the other half he splashed against the altar. 7 Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it to the people. They responded, “We will do everything the LORD has said; we will obey.” 8 Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” Meditation: Here Moses had already received the Ten Commandments and that is what he was presenting to the people. This represented a covenant or a testament between the law of God and the people. The people willingly agreed to follow the Law of God. They had been delivered from Egypt by the hand of God, quite obviously by the miracles of God and here God had laid out His rules. Yet even in the midst of what appears to be a straightforward promise there was sacrifice offered and the blood of that sacrifice was sprinkled on the people in the middle of this covenant or as some translations call it, testament.  To our modern sensibilities it may seem an unexpected aspect of this kind of promise that a sacrifice and blood would be involved. Why was a sacrifice needed? Why the blood? Perhaps we could look to Leviticus where it lays out the different kinds of sacrifices and what the purpose of those sacrifices but they were to redeem fallen people in the face of an all powerful and perfect God. It is important to recognize the symbolism for all these sacrifices. The book of Hebrews points out that the sacrifices were a symbol of Christ. Similarly, the blood that was sprinkled on them was a symbol of the coming blood of Christ.  Hebrews also points out that the old covenant or testament was incomplete without the New Testament or Covenant. The New Covenant or New Testament. Jesus says that the Covenant is played out in the last supper. Christ's plan all along has been fulfilled and now we stand as the beneficiaries of a covenant we don't deserve because God knew that we need his grace in our human weakness.  We remember Christ, we honor the covenant that he made with us, that he would redeem us if we believe in him and pick up our Cross and follow him.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod  

    433 Free Form Christian Meditation on Luke 7:11-16

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 15:00

    NIV 11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don't cry.” 14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.”   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    432 I Say To You Get Up, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 7:11-16 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 21:23

    432 I Say To You Get Up, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 7:11-16 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: NIV 11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don't cry.” 14 Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 They were all filled with awe and praised God. “A great prophet has appeared among us,” they said. “God has come to help his people.” ESV 1 Soon afterward[c] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus[d] gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!”  Meditation: What is the correct course for our lives?  How do we know what the right way for our life is to be?  Luke shares this experience where Christ dramatically changes the direction of this mothers life, and brings this young man back from the grave. How many people died during the time of Jesus and we don't have more than a couple examples where Jesus raised people from the dead. What is it that made the death of this young man special? The fact is that we do not fully understand the plan and way of God. Additionally the power that Jesus uses shows his absolute dominance over the limits of this world. The things we see as limitations are completely meaningless to Him. Yet with that said, those who follow Christ are in the same world and exposed to the same limits. Without the power of a supreme God we cannot escape those limits. The faithful are susceptible to human failings. The apostles were killed and died and Christ did not raise them in the mortal way. It is important to note that this is not referring to resurrection which is an essential gift God gave us through the resurrection of Christ. Resurrection is in the plan for each one of us. Imagine for a moment how wonderful it is to realize that we need not maintain a scarcity mindset regarding life. In other words we don't have to covet our own time and fear the inevitable loss due to mortality. If we celebrate stories like this how much more powerful is it to consider Christ resurrecting people by the millions or billions. God's power to undo the limits of our humanity can help us overcome the natural emotions that come from our mortality also. Ultimately it is God who controls this and we can learn to trust Jesus as our true savior both of body and spirit.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    431 Free Form Christian Meditation on Luke 23:33-35 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 15:11

    NIV 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God's Messiah, the Chosen One.” FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    430 Father Forgive Them They Know Not What They Do, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 23:33-35 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 20:19

    429 Free Form Christian Meditaiton on Luke 22:13-17

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 20:19

    NRSV 13 So they went and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. 14 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 15 He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 

    428 The Last Passover Supper, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 22:13-17 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 19:56

    428 The Last Passover Supper, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 22:13-17 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Luke 22 NIV 13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” 17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. NRSV 13 So they went and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. 14 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 15 He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; Meditation on Scripture: During the lead up to Easter we look back to the things that happened during the last week of the life of Christ. One thing we often hear mentioned is the last supper, which was initiated right before Jesus' death. He gathered His apostles and gave them bread and wine in remembrance of His body and His blood. This was directly connected to the Passover meal. The last supper was a passover meal. This is incredibly significant. The passover meal's purpose was to remember how God saved the children of Israel when they were in bondage in Egypt. The Israelites painted lamb's blood on the doorposts of their homes and the final plague passed over them. This final plague is when Pharaoh finally agreed to let the Israelites free. The destroying angel lit Similarly, in the eyes of Christians, the death of Christ was the fulfillment of the practice of passover since it had been fulfilled.. Jesus says He would not eat or drink it again until it was fulfilled in the kingdom of God. When we partake of the Sacrament of last supper we should remember Jesus as the lamb of God creating an eternal passover, where his blood would spare us from the plague that would befall us due to our sinful actions. May we always remember him, and trust in the blood of the Lamb to save us from destruction. God loves us enough to have created this whole plan for us. The being that created you, is able to save you. Nobody is beyond his ability to forgive. May we place our faith in Christ this Easter Season, as we remember the events leading up to his death on the cross for you and for me, may we recognize that this was foretold from the very beginning. He loves you and offers you redemption. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    427 Free Form Christian Meditation on Ephesians 1:12-14

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 14:45

    NRSV 13 So they went and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. 14 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 15 He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves;

    426 Do Not Fear Those Who Can Only Kill the Body, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 12:4-7 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 20:20

    426 Do Not Fear Those Who Can Only Kill the Body, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 12:4-7 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: NRSV 4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight. 7 But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. ESV 4 “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. 5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Meditation on Scripture: Life is full of opportunities to fear. Many times we call it by different names, anxiety, worry, even sometimes business. Does fear rule our hearts? Do we let worries of this world draw us away from the peace of Christ? Jesus said to not fear people who can only do things to your here on earth, the extreme example he gave is to not fear those who can only kill us. If anything we should fear God. Even so, he immediately tells of how God loves us far more than we deserve and to not be afraid because he values us more than sparro. Does God want you to be afraid? The scriptures say we should fear God but that generally means we should recognize his power and it is more about having awe for God. God does not want us to be afraid as he says here. We should have reverence for the Lord but God does not give us the spirit of fear but of Power and Love ane a sound mind. What are you afraid of? Is it something that you should fear? What can you do to learn to be less fearful of this world and trust in the Lord? Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    425 Free Form Christian Meditation on Philippians 1:12-14 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 15:07

    NRSV  12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod  

    424 That Which Happened Served the Gospel, A Guided Christian Meditation on Philippians 1:12-14 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 19:58

    424 That Which Happened Served the Gospel, A Guided Christian Meditation on Philippians 1:12-14 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: NRSV 12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear. KJV 12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. Meditation on Scripture: Paul experienced hardship. He was placed in jail for his testimony of Christ. He was beaten and stoned. He experienced hardship far beyond what he would have had he not followed Christ. To him this made sense to him. Instead of looking as his persecution as a as curse from God, he saw it as meaningful. He saw purpose in struggle. He saw that even though it was not what he would have chosen for himself, that some good and value came from his struggle. When hard things happen in our life it can be extremely meaningful if we find a Godly purpose. It is also challenging and can take us some time to see that purpose. Think now of the unexpected purposes connected to hard things you have gone through. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod      

    423 Free Form Christian Meditation on Romans 8:5-8 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 15:03

    Romans 5:5-8 NIV 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

    422 To Be Spiritually Minded is Life and Peace, A Guided Christian Meditation on Romans 8:5-8 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 20:18

    422 To Be Spiritually Minded is Life and Peace,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Romans 8:5-8 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Romans 5:5-8 NIV 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. NKJV 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Meditation on Scripture: What does it mean to be spiritually minded?  What does it mean to live according to the flesh? The Glorious offer of Christ is that we can trust in Him as our savior, trust that he will take our sin, trust in Him and follow Him and our human weaknesses will be swallowed up. Our carnal human nature is hostile to God. We should not try and guard and protect our sin. We should not attempt to save a secret corner of our heart for sin, for the carnal ways of the flesh. So what do we do if we are assailed by carnal desires after we have received Christ? Even after we trust Christ, we are not free of temptation of carnal things, so what should we do about it? Draw unto God, confess it to Him. Confess our weakness to Him and not try and protect and guard our sin. We can turn our mind to Him in confidence and peace instead of angst and fear of the carnal.  Think of a time recently when you were tempted. Did you reach out to God in peace and love or did you feel fearful or worse, did you enjoy the secret thought? The truth is that each of us are tempted to do things in contrast to what we know to be right, yet with God's help we can overcome that and we can learn to trust in the Spirit of God and embrace God's peace instead of giving in. Spiritual maturity comes as we learn to trust in God, and trust that he can cleanse us and change us.We must learn to approach God not as a resentful child who resentfully gives in to the idea of not sinning, but as a grateful mature person who places values the word of God as THE standard they wish to live their life by.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod    

    421 Free From Christian Meditation on Mark 4:36-38

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 15:10

    KJV  Mark 4 36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    420 Carest Not That We Perish, A Guided Christian Meditation on Mark 4:36-38 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 21:06

    420 Carest Not That We Perish, A Guided Christian Meditation on Mark 4:36-38 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: KJV Mark 4 36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? NIV 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don't you care if we drown?” Meditation on Scripture: When the storms in our life rage it can cause us to feel fear. We see the waves splashing and the wind blowing over our heads. We wonder why such storms are aloud to grow and build. Why was it that a storm came when Jesus was on board the ship? It may seem that when things are not smooth in our life that we are failing or worse that God is failing us. We can wonder as the apostles did, does He care if we perish? As If God would only allow us to live through challenges if he didn't care for us. This is a natural thought yet I think it demonstrates a misunderstanding of the purpose of our lives. We are not called to live carefree lives. What is important to know is that regardless of what we may perceive as the outcome in a given situation, God knows what it will do for us and to us. In this scripture Jesus saves them from the storm but not until it was nearly sinking the vessel. This caused them in the end to marvel at His greatness. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod  

    419 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 13:7-11 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 15:20

    NIV 7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down. 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    418 Encourage One Another, Be Of One Mind, Live in Peace, A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 13:7-11 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 20:21

    417 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 13:7-11 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 15:10

    416 The Lord is My Light and My Salvation, In Whom Shall I Fear,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 27:1-5 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Psalms 27 ESV 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life;     of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me     to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes,     it is they who stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me,     my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me,     yet I will be confident. 4 One thing have I asked of the Lord,     that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord     all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord     and to inquire in his temple. 5 For he will hide me in his shelter     in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;     he will lift me high upon a rock. NABRE 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;     whom should I fear? The Lord is my life's refuge;     of whom should I be afraid? 2 When evildoers come at me     to devour my flesh, These my enemies and foes     themselves stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me,     my heart does not fear; Though war be waged against me,     even then do I trust. 4 One thing I ask of the Lord;     this I seek: To dwell in the Lord's house     all the days of my life, To gaze on the Lord's beauty,     to visit his temple. 5 For God will hide me in his shelter     in time of trouble, He will conceal me in the cover of his tent; Meditation on Scripture: At many points in our lives and in history we may find reasons to worry and fear. Aggression across the world. Hate and malice between people. Military action. There are times when our hearts may worry. We may feel as though we are in a losing conflict with the enemy of Good. Yet we know that the enemy will not win. We do know that on earth there will be tribulations but we also know we can trust the Lord. We can trust in our God. Spend a moment and reflect on placing your trust in God. David often talks about dwelling in the house of the Lord, yet he spent a great deal of his life on the run for his life. Dwelling in the house of the Lord does not always mean living in comfort, rather it is learning to confide in the Lord and find peace through God. If you notice yourself begin to fear, confide in the Lord. Trust that He rules all and will make all things right. He will hide us in His shelter.  May God bless our world with peace and may he bless us with spiritual peace.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    416 The Lord is My Light and My Salvation, In Whom Shall I Fear, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 27:1-5 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 20:58

    416 The Lord is My Light and My Salvation, In Whom Shall I Fear, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 27:1-5 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Psalms 27 ESV 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. 4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. 5 For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. NABRE 1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The Lord is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid? 2 When evildoers come at me to devour my flesh, These my enemies and foes themselves stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart does not fear; Though war be waged against me, even then do I trust. 4 One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: To dwell in the Lord's house all the days of my life, To gaze on the Lord's beauty, to visit his temple. 5 For God will hide me in his shelter in time of trouble, He will conceal me in the cover of his tent; Meditation on Scripture: At many points in our lives and in history we may find reasons to worry and fear. Aggression across the world. Hate and malice between people. Military action. There are times when our hearts may worry. We may feel as though we are in a losing conflict with the enemy of Good. Yet we know that the enemy will not win. We do know that on earth there will be tribulations but we also know we can trust the Lord. We can trust in our God. Spend a moment and reflect on placing your trust in God. David often talks about dwelling in the house of the Lord, yet he spent a great deal of his life on the run for his life. Dwelling in the house of the Lord does not always mean living in comfort, rather it is learning to confide in the Lord and find peace through God. If you notice yourself begin to fear, confide in the Lord. Trust that He rules all and will make all things right. He will hide us in His shelter. May God bless our world with peace and may he bless us with spiritual peace. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    415 Free Form Christian Meditation on Matthew 28:16-20

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 15:12

    Matthew 28 NIV 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    414 Go And Make Disciples Of All Nations, A Guided Christian Meditation on Matthew 28:16-20 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 20:46

    413 Free Form Christian Meditation on Isaiah 42:5-7 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2022 15:22

    Isaiah 42 NIV 5 This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,     who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,     who gives breath to its people,     and life to those who walk on it: 6 “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;     I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you     to be a covenant for the people     and a light for the Gentiles, 7 to open eyes that are blind,     to free captives from prison     and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    412 I Will Keep You And Make You, A Guided Christian Meditation on Isaiah 42:5-7 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 20:53

    412 I Will Keep You And Make You,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Isaiah 42:5-7 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Isaiah 42 NIV 5 This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,     who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,     who gives breath to its people,     and life to those who walk on it: 6 “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;     I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you     to be a covenant for the people     and a light for the Gentiles, 7 to open eyes that are blind,     to free captives from prison     and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. NRSV 5 Thus says God, the Lord,     who created the heavens and stretched them out,     who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it     and spirit to those who walk in it: 6 I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness,     I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people,[a]     a light to the nations, 7     to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,     from the prison those who sit in darkness. Meditation on Scripture: This is part of one of the Servant Songs. There are 4 such servant songs in Isaiah that point to the future role of Jesus Christ. How beautiful is this idea. The creator of heaven stretches out to us. Although he is the one that breathed life into us the very breath of life, he also reaches out to us. His breath gives us life and his spirit supports our life. As you breathe in, embrace that breath as the breath of life. When you feel encouragement of spirit and peace, embrace the spirit that God has put into you.  God takes us by the hand. He is willing to walk beside us even in the worst of times. A great challenge in life, probably one of the hardest struggles is to truly feel that God takes our hand even in the midst of struggle and suffering. Inevitably our lives will struggle. Each one of us will have times of sadness perhaps even profound sadness yet God is willing to hold our hand through it all. As God walks with us hand in hand he brings light. At the beginning of the Gospel of John it equates God as the bringer of light and synonymous with the light. As God comes into our life he chases out darkness. God's role of Savior, is the deliverer of us from darkness and the inevitable prison that is the consequences of our sin. We do not need to live in darkness. He can deliver us from all of that.    Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I Approaching  Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    411 Free Form Christian Meditation on Proverbs 1:1-7 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 15:21

    ESV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    410 The Fear of The Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom, A Guided Christian Meditation on Proverbs 1:1 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 20:31

    410 The Fear of The Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Proverbs 1:1 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Proverbs 1 ESV 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;     for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,     doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,     knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,     and let the discerning get guidance— 6 for understanding proverbs and parables,     the sayings and riddles of the wise. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,     but fools despise wisdom and instruction. KJV 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Meditation on Scripture: Why is wisdom Good? Why is it important? Why does God care about wisdom? It is important how we perceive wisdom. God is the source of all truth. We believe in a God who formed the cosmos. In his hands he can hold the universe and look from its beginning to its end. There is no fact or truth that is outside of his understanding. We need not fear any truth. This scripture points to the idea that wisdom means that we will be able to learn from the truth of God. We will be willing to be instructed in things we do not understand.  Prudent action rivals understanding for importance when talking about wisdom. If we know all things but do not do what is right, what good is that knowledge for us? Wisdom in God draws us to understand His mysteries, but then also to walk in harmony with His ways.  Solomon was recognized as being one of the wisest men in scripture. It was a gift he requested from God. It allowed him to become renowned worldwide during his time. Kings from other nations came to learn from him due to his wisdom. He became wealthy and as foreing visitors visited they brought him additional wealth. He was able to adorn the temple with Gold and fine things. Yet with all his wisdom came pride. He started to drink his own kool aid so to speak he drifted from the knowledge of God. This is why the last line is so important. The fear of the Lord and maintaining humility before God is crucial for us to not lose the whole purpose.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I Approaching  Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    409 Free Form Christian Meditation on Ephesians 4:17-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 15:00

    NIV 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    408 Do Not Walk In Darkness, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 4:17-19 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 20:22

    408 Do Not Walk In Darkness,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 4:17-19 with the Recenter With Christ app These are the verses immediately preceding those covered in episode 192 I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: NIV 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. NASB 17 So I say this, and affirm in the Lord, that you are to no longer walk just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their minds, 18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves up to indecent behavior for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.  Meditation on Scripture: The meaning of these verses is direct but complex. God's way is perfect. The way he provides is what is best for us. An example of this is the impact of faith and church attendance blesses our lives. This week I was at a Chaplain conference with a large number of other chaplains. The presenter is a well respected health researcher who has published hundreds of articles and dozens of books. The area of research he presented was the health impacts of religious involvement. In some ways I am conflicted with this. We should not be religious for our own benefit but as an expression of the gratitude that fills our hearts for the grace, love, and guidance of an Almighty God.  Yet it is extremely compelling to look at the research. Just as this scripture says, God's plan is perfect for us. He makes our way blameless. Church involvement is overwhelmingly connected to positive emotional, psychological, and even physical benefits. This is virtually a scientific fact that Church attendance is strongly correlated to better wellbeing. Everything from depression, anxiety, reducing negative behaviors, deaths of despair, and general wellbeing. Yet the greatest benefits are spiritual which cannot be judged by human judgements. God saves us through His grace. When He started guiding early Christians to gather, they started experiencing these benefits from that time and over the last 2 thousand years. May we benefit from the plan God laid out for our lives, and whenever possible join in worship with others. This podcast is a great way to center your soul on the Lord and it is not meant to replace the value gained in a community of faithful Christians working together for Good. If you have fallen out of activity for some reason recently, I invite you to find a community of faith. God created us to be in communion with other faithful people.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I Approaching  Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    407 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Samuel 22:31-33

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 15:17

    406 Who Is The Rock Except Our God, A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Samuel 22:31-33 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 20:07

    405 Free Form Christian Meditation on Romans 12:1-3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 15:17

    NIV 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    404 Do Not Conform To The Pattern Of The World, A Guided Christian Meditation on Romans 12:1-3 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 20:25

    404 Do Not Conform To The Pattern Of The World, A Guided Christian Meditation on Romans 12:1-3 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Romans 12 NIV 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. NRSVCE 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Meditation on Scripture: The bodies we inhabit are directly connected to the plan God has for us. He was not surprised when our first parents underwent the fall. He offered us a plan of salvation to rescue us. Now we are here on earth with bodies which are fragile and wear out. When we think about the role of our physical body in God's plan for us it becomes clear that there are various messages about this in scripture. We learn from Corinthians that our bodies are temples to God, additionally there is guidance that we should care for our bodies, with that said they should be out of respect for the gift they are from God and how they allow us to do God's will. We should not treat our bodies as something to worship but as a tool to worship the Lord. This particular scripture gives more insight on how we should be willing to make our bodies a sacrifice. I think this is quite different from being destructive to our body. In this way we should not attempt to destroy the gift God has given but we should be willing to prioritize the things of God over earthly concerns. It seems the main message is for us to not be overly focused on ourselves. So during this time take time to ponder these things and rejoice in the great glory of God and the transformation God offers us. What a blessing that God offers us his grace. May we be sober and mindful in attempting always to embrace the grace of God and follow His will for us. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I Approaching Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    403 Free Form Christian Meditation on John 1:1-5 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 15:01

    Bible verses for Meditation: John 1:1-5 KJV 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it n

    402 In The Beginning Was The Word, A Guided Christian Meditation on John 1:1-5 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 19:55

    402 In The Beginning Was The Word, A Guided Christian Meditation on John 1:1-5 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: John 1:1-5 KJV 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. NABRE In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be 4 through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; 5 the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Meditation on Scripture: Many times we speak of the word of God as though it refers to the Bible or some specific knowledge imparted by the Bible. The Word means something far greater. The Word existed from the beginning at it was with God and it was God. The act of creation occurred through the Word. The word brings order. The Word organizes chaos. The Word sets truth. The Word declares what is righteous. The Word declares victory over sin and death. The Word represents more than just information it represents consciousness. God was conscious before the world began and will be forever after it is gone. As Christians we recognize the priority and identity of God in all these things. And in the act of creation we were made in the image of God. We were breathed into us the breath of life, the light of the human race. We have consciousness. Our role as agents is a reflection of the light of Christ that shines in the darkness. We did not come to where we are without God and we certainly cannot get to where God wants us to be without this same influence. When we ponder on how our life needs to change, it need not be from a place of shame but of one that embraces the role of the breath of life God gave us. I hope that we can feel peaceful growth this year and always through Christ our Lord. He will guide us to what is most important as we humbly listen. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I Approaching Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    401 Free Form Christian Meditation on Revelation 21:5-7 Recenter with Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 20:44

    Revelation 21 NIV 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. NASB 5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6 Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give water to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life, without cost. 7 The one who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.

    400 I Am The Alpha And The Omega, A Guided Christian Meditation on Revelation 21:5-7 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 20:36

    400 I Am The Alpha And The Omega, A Guided Christian Meditation on Revelation 21:5-7 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Revelation 21 NIV 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7 Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. NASB 5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” 6 Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give water to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life, without cost. 7 The one who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son. Meditation on Scripture: God will make all things new. What does that mean? The way things are right now are not eternal. This earth and life are meant to be transient. There is an end to all things, but those that God decrees. He is the beginning and the end. All bad things eventually end, through Him. All bad things will end through Him. Yet he is there in the beginning. He has been around long before any of us and he will be there at the end ensuring that they end well. When our life takes unexpected and tragic turns, we can get trapped by the darkness. We may feel at times that the world will remain forever shrouded in curtains that prevent us from seeing God's love and light but that is not the case. When our time on this earth ends and we arrive back at His side, I believe that all these earthly struggles will lose their potency and yet at this moment in our existence He was willed that we be here. In the beginning God was light and that light will penetrate every dark corner. There is no place where His voice will not be heard. There is no place that is hidden from His ability to shine his light. There exist no impenetrable places for Him who can light all things. As in the beginning, the end will be full of His light. He offers to each of us that this light is available to us. Although there may be moments in our life where we may not feel it or see it, it will not be forever hidden from us. How grateful I am that God offers this light to us. He will make us new, he will destroy what chains us down as we faithfully follow Him. God offers us to be joint heirs with Christ to all the Father has. Such an idea is something we cannot fully understand but He has created us to be His children. He is the living water and at the end of all things light will surround Him as he draws those who trust him forward to Him. If you find yourself struggling with faith, with doing those things that God has asked of you, may you place your faith in Jesus. May you place your faith in Jesus the Christ who will deliver us. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I Approaching Final Question: How have you done about embracing God's strength to arise? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    399 Free Form Christian Meditation on Psalms 51:10-12

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 15:09

    Psalms 51 NIV 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    398 Create In Me A Pure Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 51:10-12 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 20:09

    398 Create In Me A Pure Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 51:10-12 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Psalms 51 NIV 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. ESV 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. Meditation on Scripture: The power of God can transform our hearts. In what way has God changed your heart or made your heart pure?' In what ways do you think God could make your heart more pure? Closeness to the presence of God and purity of heart are directly related. Our sin separates us from God and the forgiveness He offers is what makes it possible for us to remain close to his presence. Here the Psalmist pleads to the Lord to not remove him from God's presence. I think this is something we should constantly be mindful of. As you think about what you want to change about your life do not underestimate the role of God in that transformation. God restores us to the joy of His salvation and supports us in our changes with His spirit. As we look forward to a better future may we be aware of God's ability to transform us through His presence and may we become focused on what He wants to make out of our life. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I Approaching Final Question: How have you done about embracing God's strength to arise? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    397 Free Form Christian Meditation on Luke 2:15-19 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 15:13

    Luke 2 KJV 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    396 Mary Pondered These Things in Her Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 2:15-19 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 20:14

    396 Mary Pondered These Things in Her Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 2:15-19 with the Recenter With Christ app I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes. Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation: Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Luke 2 KJV 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. NRSV 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.   Meditation on Scripture: Luke 2 is the classic and often read account of the Christmas story. In it we learn of the announcement of the angels, the traveling to the Bethlehem, the City of David, the manger, and the sheppards. It represents a deeply moving telling of the birth of Jesus Christ in the humblest of circumstances. It must have been intense for Mary and Joseph. I love this scripture because it mentions something that is deeply important. When profound and important things happen, do we take the time to reflect on them? How often do you ponder important things? Do we make specific time to ponder the most important things in our life? I feel that many times we don't. For example, if we reflect now, when is the last time you spent time specifically dedicated to pondering the meaning of Christmas or how to bless the lives of those you love? Many times we want to do these things but we dont make the time to do it. This scripture gives mind that Mary pondered on the nature of her Son's mission. She thought of what his life would mean, and why God chose to connect with her in such deeply personal ways. If we allow the rush of life to move us along too swiftly, we will miss important opportunities to ponder on what is essential. What is something that is important in your life that you would like to dedicate more time pondering? Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates: 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS I APPOACHINg Final Question: How have you done about embracing God's strength to arise? Final Thought: FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

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