Jun 6, 2021
340 I Am Fearfully And Wonderfully Made, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 139:13-16 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:
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
13 You formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, because I am wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works!
My very self you know.
15 My bones are not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
fashioned in the depths of the earth.[e]
16 Your eyes saw me unformed;
in your book all are written down;
my days were shaped, before one came to be.
Meditation on Scripture:
What are the implications of being wonderfully made? Does it mean being flaw proof? Does it mean that we are invincible to the fall and sin? What implications does this have for how we should treat ourselves and others?
A great tragedy occurs when we treat ourselves and others like objects. If we are not careful this can creep into our thinking and behavior. This is becoming increasingly common in a digital age.. It becomes easy to be cruel, judgmental, or apathetic to other people when we see them as a prop in our own life or as a statistic. It is harder to be cruel and mean when we become familiar with people’s humanity. The love that Jesus asks of us is easier when we see the humanity in others. The truth is that each person is made in God’s image. Similarly each person has complexity and beauty along with faults and insecurities.
We can experience spiritual injuries when we ignore the humanity in others. We objectify people when we see them only for their attractiveness, skills, or even their race or their worldview, politics, or religion. Each human being is a creation of God. Each person’s body was carefully and meticulously grown in a mother’s womb. Each person struggles with temptation. Satan asails us all.
Let us all unite our hearts, mind, might, and strength together as we recognize our own humanity and that of those around 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: In what ways do you struggle with seeing people as objects at times?
Final Thought: God’s plan was meant to try us and to push us to rely on Him.
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