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Feb 18, 2024

622 That We May Share In His Holiness,  A Guided Christian Meditation on Hebrews 12:8-10 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
Geneva Bible 1599
8 If therefore ye be without correction, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Moreover we have had the fathers of our bodies which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: should we not much rather be in subjection unto the father of spirits, that we might live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but he chastened us for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
8 If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. 9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! 10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. 


In continuing this theme of discipline I want to pivot a bit. There is a tragedy of which I am intimately aware. This scripture uses a wonderful analogy of God comparing Him to our earthly father. The sad reality is that for many people the analogy do not resonate with their personal experiences. For example I grew up without a father. My Father died when I was 6 years old. I have some vague memories of His discipline but for many years it is difficult to understand Gods fatherly role. 

Many people have challenging relationships with their fathers. That may place a dark filter on the lens of how those people view God. I think this is a productive thing to think about. If you had an experience like this, I invite you to low god to repair and reform the role of fatherhood. A perfect and loving God claims you as His child. He is your fathe. The perfect father. One full of love and a desire for you to receive of His holiness. He is willing to allow us to experience hardship. He trusts us that we can come to see hardship as discipline and turn our eyes back to God. In these moments, ponder how a perfectly loving father offers you His holiness with a heart full of love. 

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: If you consider the invitation and command to persevere in the faith, what change in your life does that bring to your mind? 

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