Dec 26, 2021
398 Create In Me A Pure Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 51:10-12 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 51 NIV
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Meditation on Scripture:
The power of God can transform our hearts. In what way has God changed your heart or made your heart pure?’
In what ways do you think God could make your heart more pure?
Closeness to the presence of God and purity of heart are directly related. Our sin separates us from God and the forgiveness He offers is what makes it possible for us to remain close to his presence. Here the Psalmist pleads to the Lord to not remove him from God’s presence. I think this is something we should constantly be mindful of. As you think about what you want to change about your life do not underestimate the role of God in that transformation. God restores us to the joy of His salvation and supports us in our changes with His spirit.
As we look forward to a better future may we be aware of God’s ability to transform us through His presence and may we become focused on what He wants to make out of our life.
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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