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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.

    200 Confirm Your Calling a Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Peter 1:5-10

    200 Confirm Your Calling a Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Peter 1:5-10

    200 Confirm Your Calling a Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Peter 1:5-10
    I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain, my purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be change d 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 contacting God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.
    Bible verses for Meditation:
    1 Peter 1
    NIV
    5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,
     
    ESV 
    5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,[e] and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities[f] are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,[g] be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
    Meditation on Scripture:
    Purpose in life comes from living according to the manner God has asked 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 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: What message is written on the tables of your heart?
    Final Thought: I believe profoundly in the redemptive power of God. Not only to consign our souls to eternal reward or punishment but also to change us here, to make our lives a closer approximation of the kingdom of God. 
     
     
    FIND ME ON:
    Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com
    App Store App: Recenter with Christ
    Voicemail - (602) 888-3795
    Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com
    Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast
    Facebook.com/ChristianMeditationPodcast
    Youtube.com/ChristianMeditaitonPodcast
    Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

    • 19 min
    199 Free Form Christian Meditation on Genesis 15:9, 10, 17

    199 Free Form Christian Meditation on Genesis 15:9, 10, 17

     
    Bible verses for Meditation:
     
    Genesis 15 
     
    NABRE 
    9 He answered him: Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 
    10 He brought him all these, split them in two, and placed each half opposite the other; but the birds he did not cut up.
    17 When the sun had set and it was dark, there appeared a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch, which passed between those pieces.
     
    NIV
    9 So the Lord said to him, “Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.”
    10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half.
    17 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. 
     
    Meditation on Scripture:
     
    How did God determine that there would be a need for the Cross? Are we blessed to have wandered into the most eternally convenient coincidence that Jesus died for us?
     
    This is a very dense section of scripture. I picked it for a unique reason. At first glance this section is confusing. The strangeness of it causes us to gloss right over it sometimes. I have a possible interpretation. In the period of Abraham, roughly 2 thousands years before Jesus, there was a unique practice performed by powerful kings. It was a type of covenant and submission that was performed by a lower king called the assal who were serving under the power of a greater king called Suzerain. They would take animals and cut them in half and take the halves and separate them then the lesser king would walk between them. This was a symbol that if the vassal king did not live up to the covenant than he would be divided in two as the animals were. In this scripture it appears as though Abraham is being set up as the Vassal King yet Abraham is not what passes between the Animals but a smoking fire and a flaming torch. Some have interpreted this to be a representation of Jehovah. In other words, as part of the Covenant of Abraham Jehovah himself placed himself as responsible for the failure of Abraham and his posterity to maintain faithfulness to the Covenant. 
     
    My goal with this scripture is to help us ponder on the mystery that is God’s preparation to save us and the inevitability of our need to be saved. Despite our best intentions of positive change, if we do it alone and without God, it will not provide lasting change. As you continue to work toward improvement realize this, without God all change is incomplete at best or worse yet, pointless. Involve God in the goals for positive change that you have. We have evidence thousands of years ago that God has been preparing to bless 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 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: What is involved with your covenant with God?
     
    Final Thought: 
     
    Long before Abraham had his son, long before Jacob’s name was changed to Israel, before the Sons of Israel entered egypt, before the Exodus Jehovah was giving signs and prophecy of the need for the Cross. God was not surprised in an eternal sense that we would need a Savior. His plan to send His Son was not a last minute decision. It was because he cared for you and I before we were ever born. When we fall short of our potential at times, and sin, this i

    • 14 min
    198 The Covenant of the Smoking Firepot and the Flaming Torch a Guided Christian Meditation on Genesis 15:9, 10, 17

    198 The Covenant of the Smoking Firepot and the Flaming Torch a Guided Christian Meditation on Genesis 15:9, 10, 17

    198 The Covenant of The Smoking Fire and Flaming Torch a Guided Christian Meditation on Genesis 15:9,10, 17
    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 change d 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 contacting God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.
     
    Bible verses for Meditation:
     
    Genesis 15 
     
    NABRE 
    9 He answered him: Bring me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 
    10 He brought him all these, split them in two, and placed each half opposite the other; but the birds he did not cut up.
    17 When the sun had set and it was dark, there appeared a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch, which passed between those pieces.
     
    NIV
    9 So the Lord said to him, “Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon.”
    10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the birds, however, he did not cut in half.
    17 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. 
     
    Meditation on Scripture:
     
    How did God determine that there would be a need for the Cross? Are we blessed to have wandered into the most eternally convenient coincidence that Jesus died for us?
     
    This is a very dense section of scripture. I picked it for a unique reason. At first glance this section is confusing. The strangeness of it causes us to gloss right over it sometimes. I have a possible interpretation. In the period of Abraham, roughly 2 thousands years before Jesus, there was a unique practice performed by powerful kings. It was a type of covenant and submission that was performed by a lower king called the assal who were serving under the power of a greater king called Suzerain. They would take animals and cut them in half and take the halves and separate them then the lesser king would walk between them. This was a symbol that if the vassal king did not live up to the covenant than he would be divided in two as the animals were. In this scripture it appears as though Abraham is being set up as the Vassal King yet Abraham is not what passes between the Animals but a smoking fire and a flaming torch. Some have interpreted this to be a representation of Jehovah. In other words, as part of the Covenant of Abraham Jehovah himself placed himself as responsible for the failure of Abraham and his posterity to maintain faithfulness to the Covenant. 
     
    My goal with this scripture is to help us ponder on the mystery that is God’s preparation to save us and the inevitability of our need to be saved. Despite our best intentions of positive change, if we do it alone and without God, it will not provide lasting change. As you continue to work toward improvement realize this, without God all change is incomplete at best or worse yet, pointless. Involve God in the goals for positive change that you have. We have evidence thousands of years ago that God has been preparing to bless 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 Glo

    • 20 min
    197 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6

    197 Free Form Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6

    NRSV
    2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; 
    3 and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
    4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 
    5 Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, 
    6 who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
    FIND ME ON:
    Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com
    App Store App: Recenter with Christ
    Voicemail - (602) 888-3795
    Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com
    Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast
    Facebook.com/ChristianMeditationPodcast
    Youtube.com/ChristianMeditaitonPodcast
    Twitter - @ChristianMedPod
     

    • 32 min
    196 You Are A Letter of Christ Written on The Heart a Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6

    196 You Are A Letter of Christ Written on The Heart a Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6

    196 You Are A Letter of Christ Written on The Heart a Guided Christian Meditation on 2 Corinthians 3:3-6
    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 change d 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 contacting God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.
    Bible verses for Meditation:
    2 Corinthians 
    KJV
    3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
    4 And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
    5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
    6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
    NRSV
    2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; 
    3 and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
    4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 
    5 Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, 
    6 who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
    Meditation on Scripture:
    One thing that I hope you grasp about the purpose of this podcast is that it is not meant to simply help you feel a little more calm. Although I belive that is a deep and intentional side effect. The goal is to help us connect with the source of peace, truth and love who is Jesus Christ. Feeling peaceful is not what saves us. The state of mind or heart should not be the end goal. If you notice yourself feeling better as you do these meditations I hope you see that as a valuable stepping stone to a more profound relationship with God. A relationship that invariably will change us. 
     
    One key difference that is often mentioned in podcasts such as the Being Well Podcast by Dr. Rick Hansen is moving from the focus of state to trait. In other words trying to develop tendencies toward positive emotions within us. Our relationship with God has the ability to do that, but for all eternity. Our goal should be to write the new covenant of Jesus upon our hearts and that our lives will be a living embodiment of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My hope is that as we hear of these aspirations that we don’t feel fear or guilt. It is God who makes us competent enough to do the things He asks us to do. 
    As you are making righteous desires to live your new commitments and goals I ask you to trust God one step more. Instead of being content to have good habits that produce good feelings, look for the deeper change inside of you. It will often be iterative, happening stronger with successive progress. My hope for you is that these changes take root deep inside of you and write God’s law on the fleshy tables of your hearts 
    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 /

    • 20 min
    195 Free Form Christian Meditation Podcast on Joshua 3:3-6

    195 Free Form Christian Meditation Podcast on Joshua 3:3-6

    NRSV
    13 I gave you a land on which you had not labored, and towns that you had not built, and you live in them; you eat the fruit of vineyards and oliveyards that you did not plant.
    14 “Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 
    15 Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

    • 14 min

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