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Best podcasts about Christian meditation

Latest podcast episodes about Christian meditation

Daily Christian Meditation
Hello, My Name Is

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 16:01


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of peaceful music. Do you know God's name? Meditate on Revelation 1:8. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation
Extra Innings

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 16:00


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of peaceful music. Are you feeling fatigued in life? Meditate today on 1 Peter 5:10-11. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 20:32


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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of peaceful music. Do you ever feel like an athlete who was benched? Meditate on Galatians 5:7-9. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation
Room for Doubt

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 16:00


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of rainfall. How do you treat others who doubt the truth? Meditate on Jude 1:22. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Cultivate Connection - Christ Centred Meditation

PurifyWhat is Your Word?Welcome to our week 12 wrap up of the “What's Your Word?” series. Thank you to all who submitted words for this year. This weeks word is from Travis. Thanks for sending in your word Travis!We serve a holy God. The only way we can draw near to Him is to be holy, and the only way to be holy is through Jesus. It is by the blood of Jesus we are cleansed whiter than snow.Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place?He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully.- Psalm 24:3-4 AMPPurify me from my sins, and I will be clean;    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.- Psalm 51:7 NLTCreate in me a clean heart, O God,And renew a steadfast spirit within me.Do not cast me away from Your presence,And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.- Psalm 51:10-12 NKJVDon't let sin hold you back. Allow God to purify you, creating within you a clean heart as you celebrate the joy of His salvation. Blessings to you and those around you!Thank You!Becoming a PatronIf you are one of the many who have been blessed by Cultivate Connection, please consider becoming a monthly patron. Creating space for people to connect with God in this busy world is so vital.As a patron, you empower us to continue producing and developing tools for people to connect with God, discover identity, and awaken purpose for their lives. Learn more on our website at CultivateConnection.comWe Need You!Cultivate Connection is listened to in 129 countries and averages 2,000 listeners a week. Help us reach even more people by sharing this episode on Facebook, Instagram, via email, or whatever other way you prefer.Visit our Facebook page and share your thoughts or ask a question. We read every comment and love responding!Leave a review on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Your ratings and reviews mean a lot and help this podcast get discovered by others.And lastly, subscribe to Cultivate Collection Weekly, our email providing you with resources and inspiration to help you grow your relationship with God.

Daily Christian Meditation
Doubt vs. Unbelief

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 16:30


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of rainfall. What's the difference between doubt and unbelief? Meditate on First Corinthians 13:12. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Christian Meditation on Embracing Your “New Self” in Ephesians 4:22–24

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 30:29


This kind of Christian meditation brings the transcendent experience of God into your mind and into your body so that you can replace anxiety, insecurity, stress and tension with the better and truer imagination of God's infinite and intimate presence and love for YOU.(If your podcast is set to skip silent sections, disable that now.) Like so much of the Bible, Ephesians 4:22-24 is highly imaginative language. And it's primarily giving you an image to imagine regarding your very identity. It's trying to help you understand some mysterious unseen reality by giving you understandable imagery to imagine as true for you.“Your old self” is some shadowy thing that is corrupt with deceitful desires that we are to actively and mindfully “put off.” It's no longer the real you. It's something else that's always following you.Thomas Merton called this thing the “false self.” He wrote, “Every one of us is shadowed by an illusory person: a false self. We are not very good at recognizing illusions, least of all the ones we cherish about ourselves — the ones we are born with and which feed the roots of sin. For most of the people in the world, there is no greater subjective reality than this false self of theirs. A life devoted to the cult of this shadow is what is called a life of sin.” Body MeditationIn a minute we're going to meditate on Ephesians 4 (see timestamp below). But before that, let's get your body in a good physical and spiritual disposition to meditate so that you can recalibrate your body and mind with God's infinite wonder and intimate presence and love for you right now in this moment.If you're able, lie flat on your back, or sit comfortably in a chair. Uncross your legs. And close your eyes, if you can.And when you're ready, begin by taking in deep breaths into your belly — intentionally making your belly rise with each breath intake. And then with each exhale, focus on letting all your muscles soften and let go of tension.Say quietly to yourself, “Relax.”Try to bring your mind's awareness to feeling your entire body (all at once) feeling heavier — feeling your whole body just releasing and letting go of holding yourself up. This feeling is a sensation that you actually can FEEL. Like when your body feels cold — you feel that sensation inside your body. This is like that, although it's a quieter sensation. You don't have to do anything. Just try to focus your mind's awareness on feeling this sensation of feeling your body relaxing. Like a microphone on stage picking up the sound of the microphone coming through the speakers and creating an increasing feedback loop. It doesn't require any effort on your part. Just focus your mind‘s awareness on feeling the sensation of your body relaxing — your entire body all at once now. Feeling your body feeling relaxed more and more.Let's take some time to focus your mind on specific parts of your body…We take time to do this kind of body meditation to re-integrate our body with our mind and then we will meditate on God‘s word and imagine and feel God's word into our body to re-integrate our body with spiritual reality. Over the years I have found this to be a very effective way of experiencing God's transcendent presence and intimate love. Continuing your slow, deep breaths, now bring your mind's awareness back to feeling your entire body all at once. Use your imagination to feel your body from within — as if your mind is inside your entire body.Bible MeditationNow let's breathe spiritual life into our body meditation by adding in biblical meditation and imagination. While keeping part of your attention always on feeling your body, let me read…Ephesians 4:22–24 ESV…Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and… be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and…put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.Remember…Colossians 3:5 NIVPut to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.And this list continues in v.8…Colossians 3:8-10 (NIV)…Anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language….(9) Since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.This “earthly nature” — in the context of the rest of the Bible's larger story — is referring to the thorns and thistles and dust and death of the earth without Eden — without Heaven's presence on Earth. It's the same thing as our “old self” that we are called to put off or put to death. It's always fixated on something “earthly” without God's presence and love. Something that we think we need in the moment, but we actually don't need. But when we do not get it, we become angry, anxious, insecure, stressed. That's what the Bible is referring to as your earthly nature and your old self.This false self that always shadows us gets triggered when threatened, and it blocks our awareness of the security of God's presence and love in that moment. This is one reason why so many people live in a kind of constant, low-grade anxiety — because they never recognize their “old self” when it triggers in them. Instead of recognizing it and putting it off as a false, shadowy self, they identify with it has the real them and put it on more and get more and more hijacked by its insecurity and fear and self protection and anxiety.Anxiety is a sign that the false self is demanding we cater to its “needs” instead of putting it off and dying to it like the Bible says. Most of our anxiety and tension and self protective relational dysfunctions are generated by this false self. The false self overshadows us from perceiving God's presence and receiving God's love in this moment. It keeps us stuck in repeated cycles of worry and insecurity and fear and feeling threatened. Our false self will never bring about true freedom and life.So use this meditation to imagine this reality into your body…Ephesians 4:22–24 ESV…Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and… be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and … put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.The way we put off the old self and put on the new self is by the renewal of our mind — letting a better, truer imagination empower you with the life-giving desires of your new creation in the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.Our false self hates those words, “righteousness and holiness.” Our shadowy self redefines and reimagines them as rigid and confining and boring. But in reality they are the exact opposite. TRUE righteousness and holiness are God's splendor and power and beauty and glory and goodness and love and trustworthiness. As Colossians 3:1 said, there's a sense in which we've already died and been raised to this new glory and beauty and righteousness and holiness. We are newly created in Christ — with Christ — to be like God himself! This was always God‘s intention — imagination — for us.So right now, using your imagination, focus on breathing in your new self, and breathing out the old self.Feel this in your body right now. Letting the Holy Spirit breathe his new creation and new life into you. Breathing in the likeness of God. Breathing in true righteousness. Breathing in true holiness. Breathing out decay and corruption. The corrupted thorns and thistles and dust and death of your old self. Breathing out false, shadowy desires that lead to more thorns and thistles and dust and death. Feel this reality in your body using your biblically guided imagination.Timestamps:Body Meditation - 01:05 - 14:54Bible Meditation: Ephesians 4:22-24 - 15:26 - 25:23End of meditation prayer - 28:41 - 30:11Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of rainfall. Want your prayers to be answered? Meditate on being aligned with God from John 15:7. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation
Listen More, Talk Less

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 16:30


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of rainfall. Need some help being patient? Meditate on James 1:19-20. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Christian Meditation on Living Now As Someone Raised with Christ from Colossians 3:1-4

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 31:16


The Bible's contrast is never between Heaven and Hell. It's between Heaven and Earth. That contrast began when Adam and Eve (Hebrew for Human and Life) were banned from Eden (Heaven on Earth meant the fill the Earth), and they were left outside in the thorns and thistles and dust and death of Heaven's absence from the Earth.Later in the OT, the tabernacle and later the Temple became little embassies of Heaven on Earth. Physical places of God's presence on Earth. In the NT, God is said to have become flesh and tabernacled among us (John 1:14). Jesus was the very physical embodiment of Heaven on Earth. Later in the NT, the Holy Spirit indwells Jesus's followers as they/their bodies become Temples of the Holy Spirit — embodied, physical places of Heaven on Earth. This is what YOU are — your body is — as a follower of Jesus!Remember…1 Corinthians 6:19–20 ESV…Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? … So glorify God in your body.Colossians 3:1-4 (NIV)1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.So…Colossians 3:1-2 (NIV)Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.Colossians 3:5 NIVPut to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.These are Earth without Heaven desires.Set your hearts… seeing with the eyes of your heart (Eph 1:18) – your imagination. Envision with your imagination so that you can experience this reality in your heart and mind and body. This is always how your life works. Your mind is always imagining certain realities or unrealities – and that imagination is what drives your desires and therefore your decisions in your life. This is how we were created — to be people with powerful imaginations that can actually see unseen realities and then create them or experience them. In Genesis 1, God first imagines and then makes it so. And he created us in his image to be the same way. But sin — Earth without Heaven desires of sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed — hijacks and captures our imagination. This is what creates your anxieties. Stress. Worries. Insecurities. Fears. These imaginations enter and affect your body in real ways.But Christian meditation allows us to recalibrate our lives with the powerful images and imaginations of God's word given to us by his Holy Spirit. By learning to use our biblically guided imagination we can experience unseen realities and actually feel these realities in our bodies and in our lives in a way that shapes our desires and our decisions in powerful ways. Life-changing ways.Remember…Galatians 2:20 (NIV)I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.The Bible has these multilayered images for us to imagine so that we can experience transcendent realities now, in this moment. Using your biblically-guided imagination, feel these realities into your body right now:You have been crucified with Christ.You have died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.You have been raised with Christ.Christ is your life.Christ lives in you — the life you now live in the body.You will appear with Christ in glory when he returns and brings Heaven back to Earth.Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of rainfall. Would you rather live in peace with less, or live in turmoil with great riches? Join us as we meditate on Ecclesiastes 4:6,8. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation
Branded as God's Own

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 14:40


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. You are sealed for the day of redemption! Meditate on Ephesians 4:30. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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.”

Daily Christian Meditation
Hold on to Hope

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 17:30


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. How do you hold on to hope in the midst of difficulty? Meditate on Isaiah 40:28. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation
You Are Not Condemned

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 17:10


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. Are you able to separate who you are from what you've done? Meditate on Romans 8:1-2. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Cultivate Connection - Christ Centred Meditation

FocusWhat is Your Word?This is our second-to-last week of our series “What's Your Word.” This week's word was sent in by Amy. Thanks so much for sharing Amy!We become the things we worship. Who or what are we giving our attention to in worship? What is God calling you to focus on, and how is He calling you to focus on it?Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place?He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully.- Psalm 24:3-4 AMPPurify me from my sins, and I will be clean;    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.- Psalm 51:7 NLTCreate in me a clean heart, O God,And renew a steadfast spirit within me.Do not cast me away from Your presence,And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.- Psalm 51:10-12 NKJVStay focused on Jesus and who He calls you to be. The more you stay focused on Jesus, the more you become like Him! Blessings!Thank You!Becoming a PatronIf you are one of the many who have been blessed by Cultivate Connection, please consider becoming a monthly patron. Creating space for people to connect with God in this busy world is so vital.As a patron, you empower us to continue producing and developing tools for people to connect with God, discover identity, and awaken purpose for their lives. Learn more on our website at CultivateConnection.comWe Need You!Cultivate Connection is listened to in 129 countries and averages 2,000 listeners a week. Help us reach even more people by sharing this episode on Facebook, Instagram, via email, or whatever other way you prefer.Visit our Facebook page and share your thoughts or ask a question. We read every comment and love responding!Leave a review on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Your ratings and reviews mean a lot and help this podcast get discovered by others.And lastly, subscribe to Cultivate Collection Weekly, our email providing you with resources and inspiration to help you grow your relationship with God.

Daily Christian Meditation
Your Greatest Need

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 17:10


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. What is your greatest need? Meditate on Ephesians 1:7. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Christian Meditation on Christ's Presence in Me and Love for Me from Galatians 2:20

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 29:52


Today we're going to meditate on what I think is one of the most important and inspiring and life-giving sentences in the entire Bible.Galatians 2:20 (NIV)I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.Tim Keller tweet — 2/22/22The things that have captured your imagination…are the things you serve.This is always how your life works. Your mind is always imagining certain realities or unrealities – and that imagination is what drives your desires and your decisions and your life. This is why the advertising industry appeals to your imagination more than gives you information. This is how we were created — to be people with powerful imaginations that can actually see unseen realities and then create them or experience them. In Genesis 1, God first imagines and then makes it so. And he created us in his image to be the same way. But sin hijacks and captures our imagination. Your anxieties. Stress. Worries. Insecurities. Fears. Christian meditation allows us to recalibrate our lives with the powerful images and imaginations of God's word given to us by his Holy Spirit. By learning to use our biblically guided imagination we can experience unseen realities and actually feel these realities in our bodies and in our lives in a way that shapes our desires and our decisions in powerful ways. Life-changing ways.Let's let this verse capture your imagination so that you can bring God's transcendent presence and love and wonder into your life and explode your life. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.I have been crucified with Christ — We all wonder when and how we're going to die. In one sense, we can say we already have died with Jesus on the cross, and now that part is over and we can begin our real life. Dietrich Bonhoeffer —“This is the end. For me the beginning of life.”In Paul, this “I” that has been crucified with Christ is the person of bondage to sin and death. The Genesis 3 person with no future or hope. To be crucified with Christ is to be joined with Christ and taken into his death — the death of Genesis 3 — and brought through the other side of death with him into his resurrection. This is all imagination. But it's real.I no longer live — The “I” that was separated from God, alone, like Cain a destined wanderer. But now I am no longer alone. No longer on my own. No longer have to justify my existence. That part of my life is over now. Crucified with Christ.Christ lives in me — the one through whom all things were made (John 1: 3), the one who right now is present 100% on the surface of a moon orbiting a planet orbiting a star in a galaxy 13 billion light years away across the universe is now living in me! I am in Christ and Christ is in me.This does not replace “me.” It resurrects me. The source of all existence and the giver of all life — the one from whom “I” come, with all my personality and what makes me “me”, has now forever joined with me again and brought true life to my life. I am now one with my creator! My creator is one with me! I am no longer abandoned, wandering alone in a desert of dust and death and thorns and thistles.Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body – Christ indwells my body! My body is an eternal part of me. Crucified with Christ but now Christ lives in me and I live in Christ and Christ is always within me and with me! The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God – dependence – togetherness – reliance—calm confidence — trust — rest.Why?Who loved me and gave himself for me — for ME! The historical reality of Jesus's death on the cross is proof of God's infinite and intimate forever love for ME. Christ is always IN me and WITH me. I can trust in his constant presence and his love for ME.Let's come back to that statement Tim Keller made…Tim Keller tweet — 2/22/22The things that have captured your imagination…are the things you serve.Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Wholistic Hearts: A Mother’s Wholehearted Christian Approach to Spiritual Growth and Transformational Healing

Welcome to Wholistic Hearts, I am your host and transformational life coach- Kristin Chadwick.  I am releasing this Encounter during the month of May- a month full of end of the year parties, activities, sporting events. As a mom of young kids, my schedule can fill up quickly these last few weeks of school. The month of May is full of anticipation for school ending, for summer coming and full of transition which can lead to a bit of chaos or unsettled emotions for both my kids and for myself.   For me, the thing I need most is stillness and quietness.     Today we will be doing an encounter where we will engage with Holy Spirit through the power of silence.     We are reading through the book, Peace is a Practice by Morgan Nichols Harper, inside of our Wholistic Hearts Community this month. One of the things she talks about is silence.     “...Through silence, we learn to choose our words wisely.  Through silence, we learn that words, while a useful part of communication, are one of many forms. Silence also teaches us to listen, observe, pay closer attention.  Silence teaches us to inhale in a mindful way.  It also teaches us to exhale and let things go without always having to say something.  Be attentive to the timing of when you should speak and when you should be silent.”     Come and share your experience with practicing silence.  https://www.instagram.com/kristinfieldschadwick/ https://www.facebook.com/kristinfieldschadwick/ Want to join our Wholistic Hearts Membership? Come on in https://wholistic-hearts-community.mn.co/share/evucACsCTEA6l4jV?utm_source=manual  

Daily Christian Meditation
God's Love for Us

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 16:15


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. God loves you so much! Meditate on John 3:16. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Ruah Space
Art, Contemplation, and Faith with Arthur Aghajanian

Ruah Space

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 45:38


Arthur Aghajanian, contemplative, essayist, and educator joins the podcast today to discuss Christian contemplation and art! Visual mediums are a beautiful way to explore our relationship with God, to enter into times of prayer and meditation, explore our own story and faith, and feel. Arthur talks art, the place of art in the Church, his […]

Daily Christian Meditation
Stronger Than Fear

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 16:15


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. Keep your eyes on God. Meditate on Isaiah 43:1-2. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Christian Meditation on Being a New Creation from 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 32:32


Talking about facing the reality of his pancreatic cancer, Tim Keller recently said, “I came to realize that the experiential side of my faith really needed to strengthen or I wasn't going to be able to handle this. It's one thing to believe God loves you, another thing to actually feel his love. It's one thing to believe he's present with you. It's another to actually experience his presence.”One way God‘s people have been experiencing God‘s presence and love for thousands of years is through meditation. Meditation is learning to experience unseen realities using our biblically guided imagination. When we don't live lives empowered by our biblically guided imagination, our Christian experience gets reduced to merely theological doctrines and moral rules. Of course, true biblical doctrines and moral boundaries are essential for living spiritually healthy lives. But if that's all our “Christianity” is it will not produce spiritually healthy lives because something very very big is missing. And that kind of Christianity always gives way to more powerful imaginations. But because those other imaginations go against the grain of reality, our lives become fragmented from reality in God's universe. And the fruits of fragmented, unreal lives appear in our mind/spirit as worry and fear and insecurity and self protection and frustration and anger and resentment. And in our body as stress and tension and anxiety. This is a “Christianity” and life that's missing the infinite awe and intimate presence and connection with Christ. The I Am. It then becomes little more than an ideology with a set of ethics. Our faith gets reduced to beliefs and commands.Biblically guided meditation gives us a better imagination. The reality of the bigger story of all that God is for you in Jesus is a far better imagination. Explosive with wonder and beauty and glory and joy and life promise. Infinite awe and intimate presence!2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.BEHOLD. You are in Christ. You are a new creation. Feel this new creation reality into your body. The life of God's Spirit in you. The creator. There is something freeing and empowering and life-giving knowing that you are a creation. You don't have to create yourself. You are a creation of God. The one who loves you.This is imagery of life replacing death. New creation replacing death and decay. Where I live there's a woods behind my house. I'm recording this in May. In the spring each day it's kind of like a time lapse photography of new life replacing the old death and decay. It starts on the ground of the woods. Green starts to appear and you see more and more of the ground slowly becoming more and more green each day. Then smaller plants begin to bud and slowly a bit of green starts to fill the smaller branches of the smaller plants lower to the ground. After a couple weeks they start to become lush with green. Then some trees begin to bud and there are some trees where you can see small sprouts of green leaves in the tall branches. But there are other trees that still look like it's February. Completely bare branches. The dead look of winter. In one sense it seems to happen fairly fast over the course of a month or more. In another sense it's a slow process. Some trees that are coming alive still look dead. Other places look more and more alive but not near what they will be a month from now. It depends on your perspective of time. Not much happens in an hour. But lots seems to happen in a week. Especially a warmer week with lots of sunshine. Colder weeks seem less so. Day by day.This is what it's like to be in Christ. A new creation has begun but the process takes time. You are in the already/not yet. But you have God‘s promise and you have his Holy Spirit to give you confident expectation that breathes/speaks life into you right now. Feel this into your body. Behold.Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Daily Christian Meditation
God's Super Heros

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 17:55


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of lake waves. Are there any “superheroes” of faith in your life? Meditate with us on Proverbs 31:17 and the legacy God is working through your life. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation
A Holy Spirit Extreme Makeover

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 16:10


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of beautiful music. Do you feel like you need a makeover? Meditate on Titus 3:5-6. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Christian Meditation Podcast
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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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    

Come Away By Yourselves
Good Shepherd, Good Sheep

Come Away By Yourselves

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 26:29


The image of our Lord as Good Shepherd is a challenging one.   It means that we Christians are sheep.  Our pride and self-sufficiency naturally bristle at this image.  Only with deep humility, and contemplating Jesus the Lamb of God, can we embrace being sheep and having a Shepherd.  https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of beautiful music. Why does the Bible call Jesus the “light of the world”? Meditate on 1 John 1:5. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of beautiful music. How is God renewing your sight? Meditate on Acts 22:12-13. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Cultivate Connection - Christ Centred Meditation

RestoreWhat is Your Word?We're excited to partner this week with our good friend Allison La Bianca who runs Awaken & Free. Learn more about Allison and all the great things she's up to on Instagram @awakenandfree.Our God is a god who restores our souls. Invite Him in to bring refreshment to the dry areas of your life today.The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me],I shall not want.He lets me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.He refreshes and restores my soul (life);He leads me in the paths of righteousnessfor His name's sake.- Psalm 23:1-3 AMPBlessing you to create space for God to bring restoration and revival in your life!Thank You!Becoming a PatronIf you are one of the many who have been blessed by Cultivate Connection, please consider becoming a monthly patron. Creating space for people to connect with God in this busy world is so vital.As a patron, you empower us to continue producing and developing tools for people to connect with God, discover identity, and awaken purpose for their lives. Learn more on our website at CultivateConnection.comWe Need You!Cultivate Connection is listened to in 129 countries and averages 2,000 listeners a week. Help us reach even more people by sharing this episode on Facebook, Instagram, via email, or whatever other way you prefer.Visit our Facebook page and share your thoughts or ask a question. We read every comment and love responding!Leave a review on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Your ratings and reviews mean a lot and help this podcast get discovered by others.And lastly, subscribe to Cultivate Collection Weekly, our email providing you with resources and inspiration to help you grow your relationship with God.

Daily Christian Meditation
Women of the Bible: Sarah

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 14:55


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of beautiful music. What do you do when your longings seem impossible? Meditate on Hebrews 11:11 and Sarah's story today. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Christian Meditation on Imagining Clinging to God in Psalm 63:8

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 24:01


So much of the Bible gives us imagination more than information. So much of who you want to be and what you want in life is empowered by your imagination. This is why sin always appeals to your imagination. Why the vast majority of commercials appeal to your imagination. But then when we read the Bible we think only in propositional truths. We just think in terms of beliefs we're supposed to have and commands we're supposed to do.But that's not what the Bible is doing most of the time. Most of the time the Bible is giving us imagination more than information.And if you really want to live a life experiencing connection with God, God intends for you to use the power of your imagination. Imagining something that's very real but that you cannot see.Psalm 63:8 ESVMy soul clings to you;your right hand upholds me.This is imaginative language. God wants you to imagine this. Picture this. Your soul — all of who you are — body and spirit — utterly clinging to God right now. Remember the last time you clung to something. You felt desperate. Fearful to let go. You needed with all your strength to hold on. That's the image God wants you to have right now with him. Feel this in your body – in your whole self. Imagine your whole being – your soul – clinging to the one who calls himself I AM. The one whose name is Yahweh — he is — the source of all existence. The giver of all life. The one who inhabits eternity. And the one who always connects with you infinitely and intimately in the present moment. Right now. Feel this imagination in your entire body. Feel it from within your body. Your body clinging to the I AM for your very life. He is the source of your existence. The giver of every moment of your life. The one who inhabits eternity and has an eternal glory for you that every moment now somehow fits within. And he is the one who is infinitely and intimately connected with you right now. Your body is a temple of his Holy Spirit. Imagine yourself clinging to God. Feel this image into your body. Your body connected to the I AM right now. You are one — your soul is one — body and spirit — with the God who created and sustains everything in this entire universe. One with the one who is the author of life.Tim KellerPrayer is awe before an infinite force, and yet it's intimacy with a personal friend — at the same time. Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Daily Christian Meditation
Lightbulb Moments

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 16:50


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of beautiful music. How do you find lightbulb moments when reading God's Word? Meditate on Luke 3:15-17. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Christian Meditation on God Made and Loves Your Body from Psalm 119:73

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 24:54


Your hands made me and formed me (Ps 119:73. You exist because God formed you and made you. God wants you to exist in his world. God made YOU and formed YOU. But the imaginative language of making and forming is the language of the love and care and detail of an artist for their creation. God specifically created you by his own hand with love and care for every detail. That's how he sees you now.If your podcast is a set to skip silent sections, disable that now.Psalms 119:73 (NIV)Your hands made me and formed me.This is imagination. Notice that the “me” the psalmist is referring to includes the body.You are your body. You are more than your body. But not other than your body. The biblical view of your body is that it is part of your soul. An eternal part of who you are. That's why you will have a bodily resurrection in your eternal salvation. Your body – your brain, your spine, your entire central nervous system, all your nerves, your organs, your muscles, all of your cells — your body is part of your soul. Your body needs spiritual life and peace and the rejuvenating sense of God's presence and love. This sense of God‘s presence and love starts with less static and noise. This is a time to spiritually nourish your mind and your body. This is a time to focus your entire soul — including your mind and your body — on God‘s light and God‘s life and God‘s love for you. And to use your biblically guided imagination to feel this reality into your body. Quietly say to God…Psalms 119:73 (NIV)Your hands made me and formed me.Your imagination is always felt into your body. It's how God made you. When you wake up from a stressful dream you feel the stress of your imagination into your body. Sweat. Heart racing. Fear. Worry. Unease. But all that was just your imagination. Your imagination is constantly being felt into your body. Your body's biochemistry. And that's also true when it comes to your ability to imagine the reality of God‘s presence and light and life and love. And that imagination affects your body's biochemistry too.David meditates on this in…Psalms 139:13-14 (ESV)…You formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.God created your body and loves your body. It is part of who you are eternally. Ultimately in the resurrection of your body. So you need to embrace your body. But even now it's amazing how God has given the body the ability to heal itself. Imagine God's Spirit right now enabling your body to heal itself. Creating new healthy cells throughout your entire body. Imagine this reality happening everywhere throughout your entire body right now. Imagine it happening right now particularly in those areas where you know it needs to happen.Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Diego Huaman.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of beautiful music. When was the last time you had an ah-ha moment? Meditate on Daniel 9:1-3. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation

The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of beautiful music. Do you often wonder what in the world God is doing? Meditate on Isaiah 55:8-9. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Daily Christian Meditation
Dismantling Your Doubt

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 14:30


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of relaxing piano music. Where do you need your doubt dismantled? meditate on John 20:27. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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  

Come Away By Yourselves
Rebroadcast - "We fly to your patronage": Trust in Mary

Come Away By Yourselves

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 28:31


Originally published May 2021The month of May is Mary's month.  The Church teaches and lives an extraordinary love for Mary, our Mother.  This month is an opportunity to entrust big, important intentions and problems to Our Lady's loving care and intercession.   https://comeawaybyyourselves.com

Daily Christian Meditation
Dealing With Doubt

Daily Christian Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 16:11


The practice of Christian Meditation helps us live with the peace of Christ. Relax to the sounds of relaxing piano music. Feeling doubtful? Meditate on Matthew 28:17. Find peace and rest during this guided meditation for mind and body with deep breathing, prayer, and scripture. Use these meditations as a bible study in the morning to center yourself on the truth in God's word. For more Bible meditations, download the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesome

Cultivate Connection - Christ Centred Meditation
Reclaim - What is Your Word?

Cultivate Connection - Christ Centred Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 30:07


ReclaimWhat is Your Word?Stand firm and believe in God's promises that He is who He says He is. He has reclaimed you from dark places.Remember these things, Jacob:You are my servant, Israel.I formed you; you are my servant.Israel, I will not forget you.I made your rebellious acts disappear like a thick cloudand your sins like the morning mist.Come back to me, because I have reclaimed you.Sing with joy, you heavens, because the Lord has done this.Rejoice, you deep places of the earth.Break into shouts of joy, you mountains,you forests and every tree in them.The Lord has reclaimed Jacob.He will display his glory in Israel.The Lord reclaimed you.He formed you in the womb.This is what the Lord says:I, the Lord, made everything.I stretched out the heavens by myself.I spread out the earth all alone.- Isaiah 44:21-24 GOD'S WORD TranslationWhat are some of the things God is wanting to reclaim in you? Rise up, breaking into shouts of joy as God reveals His wonderful plans to you!Thank You!Becoming a PatronIf you are one of the many who have been blessed by Cultivate Connection, please consider becoming a monthly patron. Creating space for people to connect with God in this busy world is so vital.As a patron, you empower us to continue producing and developing tools for people to connect with God, discover identity, and awaken purpose for their lives. Learn more on our website at CultivateConnection.comWe Need You!Cultivate Connection is listened to in 129 countries and averages 2,000 listeners a week. Help us reach even more people by sharing this episode on Facebook, Instagram, via email, or whatever other way you prefer.Visit our Facebook page and share your thoughts or ask a question. We read every comment and love responding!Leave a review on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Your ratings and reviews mean a lot and help this podcast get discovered by others.And lastly, subscribe to Cultivate Collection Weekly, our email providing you with resources and inspiration to help you grow your relationship with God.

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Christian Meditation on a Heart Cleansed and a Body Washed by Jesus in Hebrews 10:19-22

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 25:06


When you sprain your ankle in some way and spend the day walking around, by the end of the day it's very sore. So you put on an ankle boot — a kind of temporary cast — for a while to help your ankle relax in the structure of the cast. It provides relief and helps with healing. That's what Christian meditation does for your central nervous system. It's like a boot cast for your central nervous system to relax in the structure of meditation to provide relief and help with healing.  You might be tempted to think that a variety of different meditation styles is better because it helps your mind stay interested. But we're intentionally doing the opposite in this kind of mediation. We're trying to learn to discipline our mind to be able to focus on getting really good at one thing — a specific kind of meditation with a rhythm of deep breathing and progressive relaxation and biblically guided imagination, so we can reintegrate and recalibrate our body with the spiritual reality of God's presence and love always IN us and AROUND us. This kind of meditation takes a lot of practice. A lot of new brain wiring through repetition over time. Neuroplasticity — neurons and fire together wire together.  When you're a beginner, your mind is always distracted and wandering and you're not even quite sure what you're trying to focus on. Our modern brains have been hardwired with all the quick distractions on our phones and all the fast moving media we are exposed to constantly throughout the day. As a result, our brain is less and less physically wired to be able to focus and concentrate on one thing – especially if it requires developing and using your imagination rather than just passively watching video.  With more and more time and practice your mind will learn how to focus better and you will experience a deeper, more healing  level of meditation. A more experiential relaxation and recalibrating your body with your mind and soul. And a deeper experience of feeling God‘s presence and love within your body and soul in the present moment. You always connect with God in the present moment rather than always having your mind wander into ruminating about the past or into the uncertainties about the future. This takes time and practice. It means to inhabit your body fully. To feel your entire body from within. Your body is meant to be filled with spiritual reality. Your body needs that or it unconsciously starts to malfunction with tension and stress and anxiety and self protection and clenched muscles and even some forms of chronic pain. This kind of Christian meditation helps your soul embrace your body — recalibrate your soul with your body — and fill your body with the spiritual reality of God's life-giving presence and love.  Hebrews 10:10 (NIV) …We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:19-22 (NIV) Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through …his body, …Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. This is all imagination language. So imagine yourself entering God‘s most holy presence. But without fear and shame because of the blood of Jesus completely “washing away” your guilt and shame. The body of Jesus taking ALL your sin and guilt and fear and shame upon himself and nailing it to the cross.  Use your imagination to see yourself joyfully drawing near to God with full assurance and confidence because your heart has been cleansed from a guilty conscience and your body has been washed with the pure water of Jesus — the fountain of living waters. Imagine your body completely washed. Completely cleansed. All because of Jesus sacrificing his...

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

My goal in this podcast — Christian meditation for a bigger life — is to help 21st century Christians in the always distracted digital age — to connect with God with our whole being and sense that embodied connection in each present moment throughout our day. And I think most of us as Christians are often living these unconsciously anxious and tense lives with a kind of bifurcated connection with our own soul and a fragmented connection with God. Where our “Christian faith” has become primarily about certain beliefs about our future rather than an embodied experience right now with the real God who created this entire universe. My story 6 years ago… I read a book by a psychologist that worked at Stanford Medical Center that led to my attending a 6-day clinic in Northern California with the author and his team, along with 10 other attendees, where, among other things, we learned and practiced his protocol for meditation and relaxation.  His method of meditation was not tied to any kind of spirituality. Mainly just focusing on relaxing your entire body at once and focusing your mind on feeling your entire body relax as you continue a slow rhythm of breathing. Pretty basic, but effective in rebooting the central nervous system from a sympathetic (limbic system fight or flight) to a parasympathetic (calm and free of tension and stress). But since then, I've also read lots of books by various neurologists on the brain and body connection and other books by Buddhist authors on meditation, and I've used lots of various audio meditations by all kinds of meditation instructors — lots of Progressive Relaxation or body scan techniques. Almost all of them are tied to a Buddhist spirituality. Buddhists have discovered something real and beneficial, but they've misinterpreted the meaning of it. It's not dissolving the illusion of the self and becoming one with the collective consciousness or Being of the universe, but rather helping our mind re-integrating our soul with our body. There is a transcendence to that that is felt as a mystical experience because we are spiritual beings.  But all of these techniques for meditation, while still helpful, were missing the kind of true spiritual experience in meditation and contemplation that the Bible talks about when it talks about meditation.  So I decided to try to integrate the two. Which I've been doing now for about two years. Taking the best of the non-spiritual kind of meditation protocol I learned in California, along with the best of various mindfulness or Buddhist meditation techniques — and integrating those with previous ways I've meditated on Biblical images of my connection with God. And it has made a huge difference in my life. And it's what I want to help you do in these podcast episodes.  I want to give you the basic structure I use for this kind of Christian meditation. Eventually — once you learn the basic structure — you can even do it for a three to five-minute meditation to do easily and quickly at home, at work, before an important meeting, when you're stuck in traffic, or anytime you have a pain or anxiety flare.  You can do it lying flat on your back, or sitting in a chair or sometimes I do it even while walking. It works. Although not in the same way as if I'm lying down. But something is always better than nothing. And it's a great practice to learn to do whenever you can, wherever you are. I'm going to do it longer in this episode by explaining and giving you more time to learn what to focus on. So I'm going to record this episode and then the next episode will be a shorter Christian meditation without much explanation that you can use whenever.  But with practice you can do it as quickly as you need to in any moment. But setting aside a longer time to do it each day (20-30 min) will make a much bigger difference not only in your central nervous system but in your sense of walking with God...

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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

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

Christian Meditation Podcast

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