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Christian Meditation Podcast Chaplain Jared

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Christianmeditationpodcast.com is dedicated to helping people find peace, be open to making positive change in their lives through the spirit of God, and looking at the biological nature of change as well.

    Be Rooted and Grounded in Love, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 3:17-21 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Be Rooted and Grounded in Love, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 3:17-21 with the Recenter With Christ app

    354 Be Rooted and Grounded in Love, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 3:17-21 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:
     
    Ephesians 3
    NIV
    17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
    20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
     
    ESV
    17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
    20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
     
    Meditation on Scripture:
     
    When we look at our lives and what we are unable to do we often feel discouraged. When we hear about our fallen nature, or think about our sin we can be tempted to feel shame or worthlessness. This scripture gives an amazing perspective. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is rooted in love. When we look at forgiveness as the outpouring of God’s love it changes it. When repentance becomes an act of receiving God's love through grace, we can be transformed by God. Shame is not a necessary thing for those who love God. When we are rooted deep and wide in the love of Christ, our actions are motivated by living as God would want. Not out of fear but rooted in love. Love is the central theme of the gospel and it propels us forward even in the middle of events we never would have chosen. Sometimes it is long after these moments that we realize God’s purposes
     
    God is able to do more for us that we could ever really know to ask for. When we get through this life I am certain when we are standing in heaven with Christ that we will see the wisdom of what He allowed us to go through and we will see how He used those experiences to transform us in ways we never would have thought to ask for. He gives more abundantly than all that we ask or think. This is by way of His spirit working in us. 
     
    Then when we glorify God it is not to make us feel worthless but it is out of gratitude for him building us up in ways we never before had understood. Creating in us something greater than we ever could. His goodness may not be seen right away but in the end all creation will acknowledge the goodness of God to His children. Glory be to God for his unspeakable gifts, some of which we didn’t even understand at the time. 
     
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    Free Form Christian Meditation on Ephesians 5:31-33

    Free Form Christian Meditation on Ephesians 5:31-33

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    Be of One Flesh, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 5:30-33 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Be of One Flesh, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 5:30-33 with the Recenter With Christ app

    352 Be of One Flesh, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 5:30-33 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:
    Ephesians 5:31-33
    New American Standard Bible
    31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. 32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless, as for you individually, each husband is to love his own wife the same as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
    31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
    Meditation on Scripture:
    I made an emergency visit to San Diego with my work. An extremely devoted husband suddenly had lost his wife. As we spoke I pondered the beautiful thing that was lost. Extremely often in my line of work I find myself giving gratitude for the those in my life that I love, especially my wife.
    I am exceptionally aware that many people live life without this in their life through a wide variety of reasons, yet the principles are profoundly instructive. Paul uses devoted marital love as a metaphor for the Love of God over the church. He equates this to a great Mystery. There is a connection between all Love. It is all rooted in Christ’s love.
    He then goes a step further to give recommendations to people based on their need, not to set relative value. In the same way the book of Corinthians includes a focus on sexual purity while the book of Hebrews focuses on explaining the symbolic prophecy of Christ. God gives us the concerto we need.
    God loves us all and yet each one of us have different needs before the Lord. It is my experience in counseling with couples that husbands more often want more respect in relationships and wives want more love. Paul states that here by way of guidance. God gives us what we need to be challenged and grow but he usually gives guidance we can learn from if we try hard enough.
    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 being 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:
    Final Question: Why did God give you freedom of spirit?
    Final Thought: There is a kind of authenticity we can learn from what Paul says here. Intimacy is more than physical, it is emotional and spiritual as well. As we learn to be one with God as it says in John 17 (as Ge is one with the father) we also are one with each other both in intimate relationships, friendships, families, an

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    Free Form Christian Meditation on Luke 22:40-45

    Free Form Christian Meditation on Luke 22:40-45

    Bible verses for Meditation:
    Luke 22
    KJV
    40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
    41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
    42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
    43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
    44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
    45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
    46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation

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    Not My Will But Thine Be Done, A Guided Christian Meditation on luke 22:40-45 with the Recenter With Christ app

    Not My Will But Thine Be Done, A Guided Christian Meditation on luke 22:40-45 with the Recenter With Christ app

    350 Not My Will But Thine Be Done, A Guided Christian Meditation on luke 22:40-45 with the Recenter With Christ app
    I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God. By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina:
    Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization.
    Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing. If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.

    Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:
    Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.
    Bible verses for Meditation:
    Luke 22
    KJV
    40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
    41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
    42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
    43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
    44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
    45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
    46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
    NIV
    40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
    45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”
    Meditation on Scripture:
    Sometimes we find it easy to philosophize about scripture and God's word. The terrible leveler is pain. Over the last week someone I care about more than almost anyone on earth is suffering with immense pain.in moments like this fancy theology seems unfocused. The depth of Gods truth begins to be seen not in complexity but by faithfulness. How completely do we believe and trust God? This question is far more important than how deeply we understand the academic aspects of the gospel. Even the most simple faith is profound when it runs deep into the soul.
    How deeply in us is our understanding of God’s mercy and purpose?
    Do you need to understand God’s purpose in your life in order to trust Him? Perhaps this was the root of what Jesus meant when he began and ended with an admonition to the apostles that they pray to avoid entering temptation. He repeated it twice. God is intimately familiar with the challenge of suffering.
    Pain tears down the false scaffolding of speculative doctrine. It tears open our hearts and exposes them to sunlight. These moments most often only gain clarity of purpose after the moment has passed when we most wanted to understand purpose. When we trust God, in these moments we can let go of instantaneous demands for purpose and trust that it will come. Then we have a very small piece of understanding of what Jesus said when he said, not my will but thine be done.
    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 Glo

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    Free Form Christian Meditation on Galatians 5:13-15

    Free Form Christian Meditation on Galatians 5:13-15

    Bible verses for Meditation:
    Galatians 5:13-15
    NIV
    13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
    14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
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    Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com
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Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

Nevamoon ,

You are a gift to Christians !

Thank you for this Chaplin Jared and your app as well. I get so much soul peace from your work, I just love you so much ! God bless you , your family & your ministry

christelle from canada ,

Relaxing and powerful message

I’m new and I was looking for Christian meditation without the crazy concept of “holy” yoga and copy of eastern demonic stuff
Thanks

Aaaronsvhsgv ,

Amazing

I listen to this podcast a few times a week. It has greatly helped me find perspective in my life. It’s a great way to focus on God’s word.
I can physically feel the benefit of being so in tune with the Word when I listen to this both at the time and for days after.
Thank you Jared! Amazing work!

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