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Sep 19, 2021

368 I Will Meditate on the Work of the Lord, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 77:6-12 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:

Psalms 77:6-12
6 I consider the days of old;
the years long past 7 I remember.
At night I ponder in my heart;
and as I meditate, my spirit probes:
8 “Will the Lord reject us forever,
never again show favor?
9 Has God’s mercy ceased forever?
The promise to go unfulfilled for future ages?
10 Has God forgotten how to show mercy,
in anger withheld his compassion?”
11 I conclude: “My sorrow is this,
the right hand of the Most High has abandoned us.”
12 I will recall the deeds of the Lord;
yes, recall your wonders of old.

6 I call to remembrance my song in the night:
I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
7 Will the Lord cast off for ever?
and will he be favourable no more?
8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever?
doth his promise fail for evermore?
9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious?
hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
10 And I said, This is my infirmity:
but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
11 I will remember the works of the Lord:
surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
12 I will meditate also of all thy work,
and talk of thy doings.

Meditation on Scripture:

What does it mean to remember? What does it mean? What sorts of things do we choose to remember, or never forget. As we remember the tragedies from 20 years ago and the many other tragedies that have followed we can focus on the earthly actions. We can become embittered or fearful. The value in remembering should not be found in this. The value of remembering things is to help improve our lives and those around us. At some point, everyone we know and everything we own will be left on earth, and the only thing we will carry with us is our experiences and the records kept in heaven. When we think of always remembering, may we integrate these things with the most important thing to remember, which is our faith.

What does it mean to always remember the Lord? That may seem like a basic question but ponder that for a moment. What does it mean to always remember the Lord? What impact would that have one our day to day life? How would that impact the way we experience conflict. It would also change the way we experience fear, and influence how we are motivated to follow God. And this would also overlap with how we remember tragedy.

An equally important thing to consider is how God remembers us even amidst our trials and struggles. And how He chooses to forget our sins due to His mercy. Our entire existence is transformed through this chain of remembrance between God and us. How blessed we are to have such a 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:
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Final Question: What does the rest of the Lord look like?

Final Thought:

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