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You’re listening to Encounter Encounter was launched with a mission to offer a safe space to encounter the transcendent God in the midst of the noise of our daily routines. It is a daily podcast of sacred and mindful meditations to help you encounter the divine presence of God throughout your day.

Encounter


    • Oct 12, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Breathing: The Jesus Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 18:41

    In the New Testament, Pneuma is the Greek word for the breath of God. It means Spirit and wind.    “And God breathed on me and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. God breathes out all Scripture.  He gives me life and breath and everything.” (John 20; 2 Tim 3; Acts 17)

    Hiding From Wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 16:34

    Psalm 59:16 The theme of this meditation from Psalm 59 is safety.  It is my hope you will be encouraged to seek protection in the strong arms of God, care in his lovingkindness, and safety as you rest in his territory. Does Encounter help you find rest?  Please consider giving! Why do you need God's rest and protection today?

    Caring For Others

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 7:14

    Luke 10:25-37.  The Bible tells us that God loves us and wants us to be safe, loved, and cared for.  But sometimes we feel hurt, don't we?  This is a story from the Bible of someone that got hurt and how God brought someone to care for him.

    Be United In Mind And Thought

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 17:38

    1 Corinthians 1:10 The theme of this meditation is unity.  It is my hope you will be encouraged to live in unison, synchronized with other believers, and in unity with Christ. Does Encounter help you find unity with others and with Christ?  Please consider giving! Will you set aside your pride to walk in unison with someone today?

    What Are You Missing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 18:14

    2 Corinthians 12:9 Our theme for this meditation is having all you need.  Not wasting your life by finishing tasks yourself, but by God's grace having immediate access to all He has and all He is. Help us transform lives with God's peace. Please support us. A Question To Ponder: What is it you most want out of life? How is God providing?

    Sleep: Peace with Jacob and Esau

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 16:49

    The Most Wonderful Thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 17:11

    Philippians 3:13-14 Have you ever thought, "This right here. Nothing is as wonderful as this."? This guided audio meditation from Philippians 3 will offer you fresh perspective on 'the most wonderful thing.'  Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! How does your earthly wonder point to Jesus?

    Hidden Pain

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 12:56

    Revelation 21:4 A reflection on dealing with deep and secret pain, this meditation will help you be mindful of how Christ absorbs your agony. He cries your tears, takes your grieving, and brings you peace. Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! When you encounter stress, what coping mechanisms do you rely on?

    New Creation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 18:33

    2 Corinthians 5:17 This meditation from 2 Corinthians 5 is a reflection on becoming a new creation, inspired by the very mind of God and far more beautiful than anything human hands could even imagine creating. Does Encounter help you discover your identity in Christ?  Please consider giving! Where are you in the process of becoming new?

    An Offer Of Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 18:55

    2 Corinthians 5:21 This meditation is designed to combat the stress of the world by becoming a calm place of hope in the presence of God and a reminder of His offer of peace. Does Encounter help you accept an offer of peace?  Please consider giving! How big of a role does stress play in your daily life?

    Do You Talk To Yourself?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2020 19:05

    Proverbs 16:24 "Inner speech" can reveal our private desires, distractions, and disappointments. This meditation will help you better understand the power we have over shaping our thoughts when we talk to ourselves. Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! What do you tell yourself?  How are you shaping your thoughts?

    Resolving Tension

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2020 18:27

    Ecclesiastes 7:9 This meditation from Ecclesiastes 7 will help you better understand and resolve the tension in your life, relationships, and even your walk with God. Does Encounter encourage you in your walk with the Lord?  Please consider giving! Can you remember a time when God brought peace out of tension?

    Meditations From The Temple

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 17:12

    Luke 2:22-38 This meditation from Luke 2 will follow Simeon on the morning when he sees the face of Christ. He has dreamed of this moment, which has finally arrived.  Does Encounter help you grow in your relationsip with the Lord?  Please consider giving! When did you first encounter Christ? 

    Finding A New Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 22:07

    Matthew 2:10-11 The theme of this meditation from Matthew 2 is flexibility.  Today, you'll learn to walk through your day while allowing God to work through chance moments and spontaneous encounters with Him.  Does Encounter help you deepen your relationship with the Lord?  Please consider giving! Is there a time God showed up for you in a chance encounter?

    Glory To God In The Highest

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2020 21:50

    Luke 2:14 In today's meditation from Luke 2, we'll contemplate the feeling of surprise-- being so eager and anxious to break in immediately with the news of something you’ve learned. Does Encounter help you glorify the Lord?  Please consider giving! How can you give God the glory today?

    The Revealer Of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 16:46

    John 1:14 In this meditation from John 1, we'll focus on creating enough space in our tightly scheduled days for God to be revealed even during our distractions.  Does Encounter help you meet with the Lord?  Please consider giving! Do you allow enough margin in your busy life to discover God?

    The Baby Named Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 20:17

    Matthew 1:21 This meditation from Matthew 1 reminds me of how Joseph must have felt as he stepped back to watch his wife gives birth to a Savior. Does Encounter help you worship the Savior?  Please consider giving! How might you help another discover the love of God?

    Meditations From The Manger

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2020 13:32

    Isaiah 7:14 This meditation from Isaiah 7 and Luke 2 will follow Mary and Joseph's journey on the evening that opened earth to heaven and changed the world forever. Does Encounter help you know your Savior?  Please consider giving! Who in your life is still searching for the Child in the manger?

    The Choice To Rejoice

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 18:22

    Philippians 4:4 Today's guided audio meditation will encourage you to explore new ways to rejoice-- in both joy and sorrow. Let it remind you of the obedience of rejoicing no matter the circumstance. Does Encounter help you discover joy?  Please consider giving! What emotions are you feeling? Will you rejoice because or in spite of them?

    God, The Author

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 17:21

    Isaiah 12:2 This guided audio meditation from Isaiah 12 will help you recall the truth of the authority-- not of you but of Christ.  Contemplate on the fact that Christ is the author and perfecter of our faith.  Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! In what way might you be plagiarizing the work of God?

    How Do You Want To Be Treated?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 17:09

    Matthew 7 This meditation from Matthew 7 will help you better understand the gifts that God offers to you.  He gives good and advantageous gifts you may not even know you need or want...yet. Does Encounter help you experience joy in the Lord?  Please consider giving! Has a disappointment turned out to be an unexpected gift?

    Put On The New Self

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2020 18:40

    Colossians 3:13 This guided audio meditation from Colossians 3 is designed to encourage you to slip out from behind your mask and face the world, removing your worldly disguise in favor of your new self.  Does Encounter help you live more authentically?  Please consider giving! What masks do you wear?

    Shine

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 15:25

    Matthew 5:16 That is the theme of this meditation from Matthew 5 is about shining-- not from a sparkling ring or a bright smile but from inside of your heart.  Everything you do shining the love of God. Does Encounter help you live in the love of Christ?  Please consider giving! How bright does God’s light shine from within you?

    Signs God Cares For You

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 22:31

    Psalm 8:3-4 I hope this meditation on Psalm 8 enables you to remember that nothing happens in all of creation without the knowledge and the will of the Creator of creation-- the very one that made you and cares for you. Does Encounter help you connect with your Creator?  Please consider giving! How has your Creator shown his care for you recently?

    Unbridled Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2020 17:59

    Psalm 32:8 This meditation from Psalm 32 will help you take a walk. Unbridled, free, and being guided, not by the world but only by God’s whispered directions. Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! What whispered direction is God giving you today?

    Everything Depends On These

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2020 17:10

    Matthew 22:37 This meditation from the 22nd chapter of Matthew will help you use love to steer you through life. Use love to navigate through any situation you encounter. Does Encounter help you love God and love others?  Please consider giving! What do you think is the #1 rule to living a fulfilling life?

    The Light Within

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 17:23

    John 8:12 The theme for this meditation from John 8 is the heavenly light.  We'll contemplate how to block out the light pollution around us to once again see heavenly light.  Does Encounter help you focus on the things that matter?  Please consider giving! What is distracting you from the heavenly light?

    Sharing Burdens

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2020 18:52

    Galatians 6:2 This meditation from Galatians 6 is about exploring ways to share the burdens of others and finding others to help carry some of yours. Does Encounter help you release your burdens?  Please consider giving! What (and whose) burdens are you carrying today?

    Sing With Shouts Of Joy

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 20:23

    Psalm 126:5 In today's meditation from Psalm 126, we'll focus on learning to be mindful of how joy abides within every moment of our lives, becoming aware of how even our tears can reap shouts of joy. Does Encounter help you find joy?  Please consider giving! When last did you experience true joy?

    Marked As A Christian

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 17:47

    Romans 12:12 In today's meditation from Romans 12, we'll contemplate being marked by a life that lets the world know who you are, what you believe, and what matters most to you. Does Encounter help you strengthen your relationship with Christ?  Please consider giving! What mark does your life bear?

    Thankful For Guidance

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 17:55

    Romans 15:5-6 In today's meditation from Romans 15, we'll learn to be thankful for helpful instruction.  Instruction from the Lord is designed to give you hope, encouragement, and thanksgiving to endure the hard times. Does Encounter help you find encouragement for hard times?  Please consider giving! How can you model your life after Christ?

    This Seems Impossible

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2020 18:16

    Luke 1:37 This meditation from the first chapter of Luke will help you find hope when hope seems lost and courage when facing the impossible. Does Encounter help you find hope?  Please consider giving! Why do you need hope and courage today?

    Believe In Being A Child Of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2020 21:06

    John 1:12 This meditation from John 1 is a contemplation on believing and having humble faith. Today, we'll learn to place our trust, love, hope, and confidence, not in the things of the world, but in the loving arms of God. Does Encounter help you trust in the Lord?  Please consider giving! What are the attributes of a childlike faith?

    Always There

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 17:32

    John 15:7 This meditation will help you remember the hope you have in worshipping a strong Tower that never moves.  Does Encounter help you stand firm in times of fear?  Please consider supporting us. When has God been a Strong Tower for you?

    Blessing Of God's Grace

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2020 18:21

    Isaiah 43:2 This meditation will walk you through the divine tension between moments of peace and sudden panic and help you receive the blessing of God’s grace to weather the storms. Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! What forces in life are trying to push you over?

    God's Grace

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 17:15

    Ephesians 2:8-9 The theme for this meditation is grace.  Today, we will learn to be mindful of our actions so that others see the mercy and grace of God in all that we say and do.  Does Encounter help you experience God's grace?  Please consider giving! How do others see God's mercy and grace in your life?

    Stumbling Stones

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 18:11

    1 Peter 2:9 This meditation from First Peter will help you remember the hope you have in walking upright along smooth paths, with the help of God as a chosen priest of God.  Does Encounter help you walk with the Lord?  Please consider giving! Can you remember a time you stumbled and God helped you walk upright?

    Full Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2020 17:33

    1 John 4:11-12 This meditation from the fourth chapter of 1st John will help you learn to recognize moments to serve, opportunities to care, and possibilities to show love through divine encounters with God. Does Encounter help you show love?  Please consider giving! Who is God calling you to love and care for today?

    Perfect Fit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2020 19:13

    1 Peter 5:10 This meditation will help you visit the carpentry shop of Jesus' father, where you can encounter the divine presence of God and share your doubts and fears. Does Encounter help you find restoration?  Please consider giving! What part of you needs restoration today?

    The Blessing Of Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 17:29

    Numbers 6:24-26 The theme of this meditation from Numbers 6 is the power of words.  We'll talk about receiving a kind word from God and reflecting on His powerful words of restorative grace.   Does Encounter help you receive God's kindness?  Please consider giving! What is God speaking over you today?

    Please Choose Wisely

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 16:07

    Proverbs 18:22 The theme of this meditation from Proverbs 18 is avoiding haphazard decisions by being selective to paths chosen by God. Does Encounter help you find your way?  Please consider giving! Have you experienced a negative consequence after making a decision in haste?

    Entering The Gates

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 17:18

    Psalm 100:4 In today's meditation from Psalm 100, we'll talk about entering the gate-- not of Disneyland or a giant castle, but the divine gates of heavenly splendor with thanksgiving. Does Encounter help you experience the love of Christ?  Please consider giving! What are you most thankful for?

    Throwing Out Words Of Thanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 16:09

    Psalm 9:1 The theme for this meditation from Psalm 9 is thanksgiving.  Today, we'll ponder thanksgiving as a verb more than a noun-- something you do more than an event you attend. Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! How can you help someone in a season of despair?

    Finding The Godly Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 15:32

    Proverbs 12:25 The theme of this meditation from Proverbs 12 is choosing hope. When facing the choice between your way and His every morning, choose the way of hope found in the Godly way. Does Encounter encourage you in your relationship with the Lord?  Please consider giving! What path will you choose today?

    Modeling The Love Of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 16:16

    1 John 4:19 We love others how we were taught to love. In today's guided audio meditation from the book of 1 John, we look to the author of love as we learn to love others as He does.  Does Encounter help you love others?  Please consider giving! Is it difficult for you to love others as God loves you? Why?

    The Peace of Jesus

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2020 19:20

    John 14:27 In the Bible, Jesus describes perfect peace that only He can give to you. This meditation from the 14th chapter of John is designed to help you discover the peace you can have when you dwell in the divine presence of God.  Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! When did you last rest in the peaceful presence of God?

    Faith In Walking Well

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2020 15:45

    3 John 1:2 Today's guided audio meditation is about having faith to walk and walk well. With our hand securely in God's, we will learn to trust in the steps we take with Him as our guide.  Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! What are you most looking forward to in the days ahead?

    A Certain Slant Of Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 22:06

    John 1:4-5 The theme of this meditation from John 1 is overcoming the darkness as we long for the hope found in even a glimmer of divine magnificence. Does Encounter help you see God's light?  Please consider giving! Do you have a friend suffering in the dark, who needs God's light?

    Remember To Care

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 17:18

    Hebrews 13:16 This meditation is a contemplation on not neglecting to do good to one another, for we all belong to one another. Are you enjoying Encounter?  Please consider donating. How can you care for another's needs today?

    The Path To The Kingdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 19:09

    Matthew 6:33 This guided audio meditation from Matthew 6 is a reflection on balancing the plans and resolutions we make with the path that the Lord directs for us, trusting Him to determine our way. Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! How do you respond when your plans fail?

    Everything Pertaining To Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 19:03

    2 Peter 1:3 You may not have all you want, but you have all that you need. I pray this contemplation will help you know the truth that God has all you need pertaining to living a godly life. Does Encounter help you find peace?  Please consider giving! What do you need to live a dynamic spiritual life?

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