Dec 31, 2022
504 Obey The Truth, a Guided Christian Meditation on Galatians 3:2-5 with the Recenter With Christ app
The purpose of this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and connect with the true source of peace, Jesus Christ.
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:
3 You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. 2 I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? 4 Have you experienced[b] so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?
2 This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by works of the Law, or by hearing with faith
Have you suffered these things in vain? Do we miss the purposes God has in the things that happen in our life? This can happen when we don’t understand the purposes of God. For example if we receive Jesus but then act as though we don’t know him and dont trust Jesus for our salvation. Are we perfected by our efforts to try to do good? Does the law justify us or sanctify us? It is interaction with God’s spirit that guides us back to Him.
Christ was crucified not because that was an interesting side story in us saving ourselves but because it is the necessary step to allow us to overcome sin. He offers that to us. If you heart is wallowed up in your own weakness and you think you are not good enough for God, you miss the offer that he gave you. Of course you are not good enough for God. None of us are. And yet for His profound love for you and me, he made a way for us to overcome.
You do not need to choose between denial of your sins or wallowing eternally in sin. You can choose the path Christ offers. See your sin, then see your need for help to get out of the mess, then bring it to the foot of Jesus and profess your need for repentance and then live in the confidence that this is enough and live in the the spirit of Love that God offers.
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: In what ways do you thirst for God?
Saint Fransis said preach the gospel at all times and if necessary, use words. One of the most powerful ways we can reflect the light and life of God is by imitating Christ in our life.
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