Apr 18, 2021
324 Wisdom with Enter Your Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Proverbs 2:10-13 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 you r thoughts to contacting God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate.
Bible verses for Meditation:
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
10 for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
11 discretion will watch over you,
understanding will guard you,
12 delivering you from the way of evil,
from men of perverted speech,
13 who forsake the paths of uprightness
to walk in the ways of darkness,
Meditation on Scripture:
There is no way we have the capacity to have God tell us everything that we could know in this life. There is no way we have every decision before us laid out. Instead what God does is fills us with the wisdom to recognize the patterns of how we can live in wisdom. This wisdom only comes as we humble ourselves and give up our vain and foolish desires and yield to God’s spirit. For example God could give us a thousand rules of what we should do each day, or he gives us principles to live by. God does not need to list out all the names we could call someone, or all the sinful acts we are tempted to engage in. Instead we gain wisdom by uniting our will to His.
Let me ask you this. What principles do you live by? How are these principles aligned with God’s word? How could you apply God’s principles in your life.
As an example of this. The root of eternal wisdom is faith in God. As such, the first principle of the Gospel is Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. More specifically we follow the principle that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. It is by His grace and mercy that we have any hope of overcoming sin. What other principles do you live by? What principles guide your action with your family? What principles guide how you correct errors or deal with people you disagree with?
Ponder more on God’s principles 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 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:
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Final Question: What principle do you feel God is calling you to live more consistent with?
Final Thought: Easter is Christ Victory Day. It is the day we remember that Christ overcame all, including sin, and death. May we keep it in our hearts that God offers us redemption and salvation.
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