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Nov 5, 2023

 592 Christ Made Peace Through His Blood,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Colossians 1:19-21 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.

Scripture for Meditation

19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of[g]your evil behavior.
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

This scripture is powerfully concise. It shows multiple important things. Number one is that Jesus has the fullness of God. The scripture says it is inside of Jesus. The empowering part for followers and believers in Jesus is that fullness can reside inside of us. We can have the fullness of God reside in us because that is what He has offered. That is part of His role as Savior. Not a distant God who will forgive us as we try and sneak into heaven. He is God and has offered to reside in us, to fill us. 

A related and equally important thing is that God is what offeres peace. Just like Imsay in the intro of the podcast Jesus is the source of true and eternal peace. We seek peace in our lives both from personal anxieties but also from conflict. If we seek our own interests we are selfish. If we constantly yield to the demands of others we are at the mercy of their human grace. When we trust in God as the source to conflict, fear, or the stressors of life, we can be empowered by His fullness. I think there is an enormous psychological benefit to see Gods fullness working in us. We have no need to fear. 

Gods fullness makes us full. It makes us sufficiently strong. With God all things are possible. 
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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