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Christian Meditation Podcast

The goal of this guided Christian meditation podcast is to bring you closer to the source of true peace Jesus Christ, and to be willing to be changed and improved through God's spirit.

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626 Make Every Effort to Live in Peace With Everyone and to Be Holy, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:14-17 with the Recenter With Christ app
626 Make Every Effort to Live in Peace With Everyone and to Be Holy,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:14-17 with the Recenter With Christ app  The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation NIV 14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. 15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 16 See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. 17 Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done. NKJV 14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; 16 lest there be any fornicator or [f]profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. 17 For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears. Meditation on Scripture: In each age there are difficulties of living the gospel. In our times there is a great deal of pressure to accept all manner of things in contrast to the Gospel. Equally there is a strong pressure to violently oppose and create enemies with those who don’t hold to the ways of the Lord. Here Paul is recommending us to strive for peace with everyone, yet not compromise on the Holiness of the Lord. We do not choose that holiness. We do not adjudicate God’s morality. Equally it is important that the Love of Christ become the means whereby we gain as much influence as possible to help others live the ways of God. Not out of scorn or wrath, but out of the charity of God.  How grateful we are for the forgiveness God has offered to us and what a special blessing it is to have that peace in our lives. No matter our past, Gods can and does cleanse us of sin. He cleares the conviction we deserve. Having received such a blessing and assisted by such a powerful God how can we possibly have an enemy in anyone who has such forgiveness available to them. We can trust that God will destroy the darkness. In God’s holiness we remain protected in Love. Esau, the brother of Jacob, missed out on a profound birthright. The Old testament refers to Jehovah as the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. The saying was not the God of Abraham, Issac, and Esau. Such was Esau’s rejection. Yet later Jacob sought peace with Esau and did not attempt to make him a perpetual enemy. The invitation we have is to receive Christ’s name upon our heart and then to embody the loving peace of Christ in this world, even as greater moral darkness invades this world and in so doing is how we see God in our lives. . God knows how this story ends and has told us again and again to seek His light and holiness and we will overcome through the merits of Jesus Christ. As you feel Christ’s love, pour that love out on others.  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 Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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
19:46 3/3/24
625 Free Form Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:14-17 with the Recenter With Christ app
NIV 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. 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
14:47 3/3/24
624 Strengthen Your Feeble Arms and Knees, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:11-13 with the Recenter With Christ app
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19:38 2/25/24
623 Free Form Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:8-10 with the Recenter With Christ app
NIV 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.    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  
14:55 2/22/24
622 That We May Share In His Holiness, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:8-10 with the Recenter With Christ app
622 That We May Share In His Holiness,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:8-10 with the Recenter With Christ app  The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation Geneva Bible 1599 8 If therefore ye be without correction, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. 9 Moreover we have had the fathers of our bodies which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: should we not much rather be in subjection unto the father of spirits, that we might live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but he chastened us for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. NIV 8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.  Meditation: In continuing this theme of discipline I want to pivot a bit. There is a tragedy of which I am intimately aware. This scripture uses a wonderful analogy of God comparing Him to our earthly father. The sad reality is that for many people the analogy do not resonate with their personal experiences. For example I grew up without a father. My Father died when I was 6 years old. I have some vague memories of His discipline but for many years it is difficult to understand Gods fatherly role.  Many people have challenging relationships with their fathers. That may place a dark filter on the lens of how those people view God. I think this is a productive thing to think about. If you had an experience like this, I invite you to low god to repair and reform the role of fatherhood. A perfect and loving God claims you as His child. He is your fathe. The perfect father. One full of love and a desire for you to receive of His holiness. He is willing to allow us to experience hardship. He trusts us that we can come to see hardship as discipline and turn our eyes back to God. In these moments, ponder how a perfectly loving father offers you His holiness with a heart full of love.  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 Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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    
19:39 2/18/24
621 Free Form Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:4-7 with the Recenter With Christ app
NIV 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,     and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,     and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? 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  
14:58 2/14/24
620 The Lord Disciplines the One He Loves, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:4-7 with the Recenter With Christ app
620 The Lord Disciplines the One He Loves,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:4-7 with the Recenter With Christ app  The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation Hebrews 12 NKJV 4 You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. 5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; 6 For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” 7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?  NIV 4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. 5 And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,     and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, 6 because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,     and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” 7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? Meditation: Quote from Proverbs 3:11-12 The central most important message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is the recognition that salvation comes only through the sacrifice and atonement of Jesus Christ. It is through the grace of God that any meaningful conversation about improvement can occur. With that said the gospel of Jesus Christ makes place for spiritual discipline as mentioned here. Through the eternal and never ending love of Christ, and the holy spirit, we have been offered the opportunity to understand a portion of God’s will. Admittedly this is a profoundly limited amount of information that our human minds can comprehend, but it is enough to recognize that we at times violate what we should do. I believe that God’s desire with these moments of self reflection, where we discover actions we could change, is that it draws us into the loving embrace of the Grace of Christ that allows us to leave those destructive thoughts and behaviors behind. Equallally, in opposition to God’s messaging I think the enemy wants us to wallow in hopeless depression, embarrassment and stubbornness about our human faults.  In the moments when we truly are connected to the love of God, we can see this loving influence to speak correction into our lives. This is the nature of ideal heavenly discipline. The light of Christ convicts our heart of our need for God and impresses us with the love available through Jesus Christ. One where the spirit of God shows us the ways we could improve, and we are encouraged and motivated to leave everything behind that diverts from God’s desires for us. If we maintain this sort of loving feeling we have been successfully disciplined by God. It is in moments when we become careless or have our eyes closed to God’s intent for us, or are in denial of our faults, that His discipline becomes uncomfortable.  During this time ponder the ways in which God’s loving embrace can offer you corrective guidance. What things would help you divert your attention more fully to the life God would have you live. As we remain completely dedicated to the highest Good, namely the name of Jesus and the respective truths of God, we can embrace a spirit of Change that is joyful as it draws us along the path of spiritual maturation God has for us.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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  
20:01 2/11/24
619 Free Form Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:1-3 with the Recenter With Christ app
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15:00 2/11/24
618 The Author and Finisher of Our Faith , A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:1-3 with the Recenter With Christ app
618 The Author and Finisher of Our Faith ,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:1-3 with the Recenter With Christ app  The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation Hebrews 12 NIV 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame,and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. KJV 12 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Meditation: These last few weeks have been challenging for me. They have been demanding and have caused me to feel overwhelmed. We all have those moments where we can tell our own resources feel insufficient or that we haven’t made the best decisions. We seek peace and yet the path before us is often not smooth and peaceful. There is a challenge in finding peace when the path before us requires us to run. More specifically to run with patience.  What is it that leads us to feel like things are going well? When do we consider that things are going well? When life is easy, or when we overcome through the strength God endows. As this scripture directly shows, we find this strength through Christ.  Several years ago I kept trying to get fit. Many times I had tried to run but I would go out on fast after not running for a long time and I would get hurt. One time I chose to run slower. I would run multiple times a week at such a low speed it felt that it wouldn't be enough to get fit but because of that, I ran consistently and frequently. During these runs my focus was not on my own abilities but in the act of running peacefully, perhaps even patiently. Within a few months I had dramatically increased my speed. Almost 5 full minutes on a mile and a half. When we run the race of life as though the outcome is based on our personal speed we avoid the very source of strength that makes a patient run possible. Jesus is the author or our peace but also the finisher. He is our pioneer. Allow him to create the story of your life and harness God's power to patiently follow the course he has marked out for us. Use this meditation as a moment to focus on God’s role in the success of your race.  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 Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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
19:42 2/4/24
617 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:16-20 with the Recenter With Christ app
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20:01 2/4/24
616 We Are Christ’s Ambassadors, A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:16-20 with the Recenter With Christ app
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19:52 1/28/24
615 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:12-15 with the Recenter With Christ app
2 Corinthians 5:12-15 NIV 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us,so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 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
14:51 1/28/24
614 For The Love OF Christ Compels Us, A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:12-15 with the Recenter With Christ app
614 For The Love OF Christ Compels Us,  A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:12-15 with the Recenter With Christ app  The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation 2 Corinthians 5:12-15 NIV 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us,so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. NRSVUE 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.15 And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for the one who for their sake died and was raised. Meditation: Recently I was listening to a therapist discuss an idea where he was asking people to consider different parts of themselves and how those work against each other. He then talked about the value of learning to focus on the center “empty” self. I think this idea misses something valuable but harnesses spiritual ideas that are felt.  As we sit in silence before the Lord we learn what Paul teaches here. We live for Christ. The thing we seek in stillness and silence is not only some empty version of ourselves. I disagree with that characterization. What we seek is the nature of the God of Peace which is inside us. When you sit in silence,  The value of the Spirit of God is not a psychological idea, yet it is the thing that most reliably produces emotional healing. The love of God urges us on. When we experience the love of God we are unity with the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the salvation God offers through that and as well the love and connection that we gain by uniting with that love of God which God put inside us.  Pause now to reflect and experience the love of God within us Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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
19:20 1/22/24
613 Freeform Christan Meditation On 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
2 Corinthians 5 NIV 6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.   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
14:37 1/21/24
612 We Make It Our Goal To Please a the Lord, A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 with the Recenter With Christ app
612 We Make It Our Goal To Please a the Lord,  A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 with the Recenter With Christ app   The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation: 2 Corinthians 5 NIV 6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it.10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. NRSVCE 6 So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil. Meditation: We walk by faith not by sight. Our true identity is infused from God and that is inherently outside of the world of what we see. Not just our identity but also morality. That is not seen. The source of identification of what is good and evil is not seen. Equally our perspective on what our life goals are is similarly unseen. At a time when we may reevaluate life goals what do we choose as those most important goals. This provides an interesting tension. On the one hand an over-fixation on our own goodness can cause us to overlook the grace of God. Another way to say that focusing only on our actions is focusing only on those things that are seen and not by faith Also if we are brutally honest with ourselves we recognize a whole multitude of sins. There are nearly endless ways in which human nature is in opposition to the unseen positive. We tend to focus on only what is immediately in front of us and many times that can lead us away from the things of God when the things in front of us are rooted in carnal nature.  Moments of devotion can help us center our intention to look to the things of faith. With that said we can have absolute confidence in the promise and goodness of God. As we walk by faith we walk with the knowledge of a God’s definition of who we are and our eternal spiritual nature as Children of God redeemed by Jesus. So as we set our goals and mindset, or perhaps evaluate the progress of our goals, let us place more focus on those unseen things of God rooted in faith.  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 Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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  
19:55 1/14/24
611 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 with the Recenter With Christ app
2 Corinthian 5 NIV 1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life
14:55 1/14/24
610 We Have An Eternal House In Heaven, A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 5 1-4 with the Recenter With Christ app
610 We Have An Eternal House In Heaven,  A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 4:15-18 with the Recenter With Christ app   The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation 2 Corinthian 5 NIV 1 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life NKJV 5 For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life.  Meditation: One continual balancing act is comparing the value of improving the lives of those around us and also learning to embrace contentment. If we take radical contentment then we miss the opportunity to drive positive change. If we are obsessed with change then we are robbed of peace. Paul here is looking at that difference. The solution he presents is to focus on the thing that God does. God provides the bridge between improvement and peace.  If the tent we live in, our physical body, our surroundings, money, or any other physical things around us, if any of those things are our focus, we miss the peace offered by God. We can rely on the eternal house that God provides. One element of that is an eternal reward in heaven. That is directly connected to the transformation of spirit that Jesus offers us. Our home is heaven. We are visiting Earth. We temporarily loaned these physical bodies, our true eternal home is with God. It is in heaven, specifically because of the role of Jesus as our Savior. We are the prodigal son. As we embrace a heavenly perspective we can be inspired to make this earth more like that heavenly home. The improvement we seek should not be out of an obsession for this world but through a spreading of the spiritual completion of the spirit. In this way we can love, and share the Love we receive from God. God transforms us and we bring that transformation to the world and as such are the light of the 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 Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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      
19:52 1/7/24
609 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 4:15-28 with the Recenter With Christ app
2 Corinthians 4:15-18 NIV 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
13:30 1/7/24
608 Inwardly We Are Renewed Day by Day, A Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 4:15-18 with the Recenter With Christ app
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19:56 12/31/23
607 Free Form Christian Meditation on Luke 1:46-50 with the Recenter With Christ app
NIV 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful     of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—     holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,     from generation to generation.   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  
14:45 12/31/23
606 Embrace the Mindset of Humble Servant of God, A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 1:46-50 with the Recenter With Christ app
606 Embrace the Mindset of Humble Servant of God,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Luke 1:46-50 with the Recenter With Christ app   The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation NIV 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful     of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—     holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,     from generation to generation. NASB 46 And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, 47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 48 For He has had regard for the humble state of His bond-servant; For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed. 49 For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name. 50 And His mercy is to generation after generation Toward those who fear Him. Meditation: This scripture is the response given by Mary before the birth of Jesus. Mary demonstrates her humility. She openly recognizes what God has done for her. This is even before Jesus’ birth. She recognizes what God had done for her up to that point. She recognizes her role as servant of the Lord. In this way Mary reflects the ideal mindset of the church, recognizing the need that we all have before the Lord.  I often think of how vulnerable the situation of Mary was. She grew up within the context of the Law of Moses. The same laws that led the Jewish leaders to bring a woman to Jesus to be stoned a few decades later, would have equally applied to Mary of becoming pregnant while not in a consummate lawful marriage. She had nothing of earthly power. She had no sway within the laws of politics or the law of God. Other than the extra natural revelations she had received, she did not enjoy an untarnished reputation or even physical safety.  God does not always put us in easy situations from which we can flex our muscles. He often confronts us with the full weakness of our position in life. When we face these weaknesses we finally begin to realize the Power of an almighty God who chose to love us despite our failings. We recognize that through all generations God has recognized humility, love, and respect as the central themes of what He wants for us because He knows that is through His mercy saves. God has done such great things for us. He has created an earth and set conditions for life to be possible. That alone is an amazing gift. And yet God does not stop here. God gave us life and then nourished us.   Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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  
19:42 12/24/23
605 Free Form Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:10-12 Recenter with Christ
Scripture for Meditation NIV 10 He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,     and the heavens are the work of your hands.  11 They will perish, but you remain;     they will all wear out like a garment.  12  You will roll them up like a robe;     like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same,     and your years will never end.”
14:27 12/24/23
604 God Gives Eternal Gifts, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:10-12 with the Recenter With Christ app
604 God Gives Eternal Gifts,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:10-12 with the Recenter With Christ app   The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation NIV 10 He also says, “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth,     and the heavens are the work of your hands.  11 They will perish, but you remain;     they will all wear out like a garment.  12  You will roll them up like a robe;     like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same,     and your years will never end.” NKJV 10 And: “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. 11 They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment; 12 Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail.” Meditation: God takes an eternal view of things. He takes an eternal view of life and afterlife. In the economy of God the baby born at Christmas is the same being who would go to Golgotha and rise again from the Tomb. The same being who was born of a mother is the same to raise multille people from death. Our human minds struggle to understand.  I remember once year for Christmas I wanted a certain present and J got something else. I remember being sad about it. All these years later I recognize that the gift never mattered and I am embarrassed that I had such a limited view of gifts. What was far more valuable to me right now is that I was loved and cared for and instilled with values that continue to bless me. Our human minds can easily be confined and limited. We can feel that our current moment is the only real one, yet God knows us as we are now and for the rest of our existence. God knows what is eternally beneficial for us and knows how to give it to us. But we must learn to truly trust in Him as our God.  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 Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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    
19:36 12/17/23
603 Free Form Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:7-9 with the Recenter With Christ app
7 In speaking of the angels he says, “He makes his angels spirits,     and his servants flames of fire.” 8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;     a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;     therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions     by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
14:54 12/17/23
602 God Has Anointed You With The Oil of Gladness, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:7-9 with the Recenter With Christ app
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19:34 12/10/23
601 Free From Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:5-6 with the Recenter With Christ app
NIV 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son;     today I have become your Father”? Or again, “I will be his Father,     and he will be my Son”? 6 And again, when God brings his first born into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod
14:41 12/10/23
600 God Brings His First Born Into The World, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:5-6 with the Recenter With Christ app
600 God Brings Gis FirstBorn Into The World,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:5-6 with the Recenter With Christ app   The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.  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. Scripture for Meditation NIV 5 For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son;     today I have become your Father”? Or again, “I will be his Father,     and he will be my Son”? 6 And again, when God brings his first born into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” KJV 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. Meditation: A couple days ago I looked at a calendar and somehow, despite being familiar with which day it was I found myself surprised it was already December. Although I knew the day I didn’t have an internal experience with it.  We are now entering the month where we celebrate the birth of Christ. This is the time when we remember that God brought his firstborn into the world. The birth of Jesus Christ. The whole universe should worship including the angels in heaven.  As you hear these words, which you have heard many times, don’t let it be like when a certain fate or month sneaks up with you. Don’t let it be an intelectual fact that does not have sway on your experience. Pause and embrace the thought in your heart and mind. The Son of God has been born and we can rejoice in it. Because he was born we are able to overcome death and sin. Praise be to God for this unbelievable and most precious gift of His redemption.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Final Question: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind?  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    
19:21 12/3/23
599 Free Form Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:1-4 Recenter With Christ
KJV 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 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  
20:46 12/3/23
598 Jesus Is The Express Image of God and Our Only Hero, A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 1:1-4 with the Recenter With Christ app
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19:50 11/26/23
597 Free Form Christian Meditation on Colossians 1:25-28 with the Recenter With Christ app
NIV 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 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
14:34 11/26/23

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