A Christian Meditation with John 1:1-5

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This is a podcast episode titled, A Christian Meditation with John 1:1-5. The summary for this episode is: This kind of meditation helps you re-integrate your mind and body with the reality of God as your creator and sustainer who is always with you and always focused on you with his infinite love. It relieves tension and anxiety and stress and insecurity and defensiveness stored up in your body. And it replaces all that with God‘s peace and joy and assurance and security. In today’s meditation we’re going to remind ourselves that when we meditate on the presence of God — when we meditate on the presence of Jesus in us and with us by his Spirit — we are using our imagination to see reality and to place our entire selves — including our whole body — in surrendered submission before our life-giving, light-giving Creator.  We used this verse as part of our meditation in our last episode. Let’s remind ourselves of it again here. Psalms 33:6 (NIV) By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. Imagine the power and intelligence and wisdom! John 1:1-5 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:14 (NIV) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  Imagine this reality. The Jesus that walked this earth and died on the cross and rose from the dead is the same Jesus who spoke the universe into existence and gives life to all life! And he came to die for you. The God that created this universe, somehow in the paradox of how he works, infinitely loves you enough to become human to die for you and rise from the dead for you so that he can bring eternal life to your body and soul and bring you into his restored creation with a restored body and mind and soul forever! Imagine this! Feel this truth in your body right now. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  This includes YOU. Imagine this reality. Jesus giving you life. Imagine this right now.  Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter https://twitter.com/davecover (@davecover) Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter https://twitter.com/abiggerlifepod (@ABiggerLifePod) This podcast is a ministry of https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (The Crossing), a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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This kind of meditation helps you re-integrate your mind and body with the reality of God as your creator and sustainer who is always with you and always focused on you with his infinite love. It relieves tension and anxiety and stress and insecurity and defensiveness stored up in your body. And it replaces all that with God‘s peace and joy and assurance and security. In today’s meditation we’re going to remind ourselves that when we meditate on the presence of God — when we meditate on the presence of Jesus in us and with us by his Spirit — we are using our imagination to see reality and to place our entire selves — including our whole body — in surrendered submission before our life-giving, light-giving Creator.  We used this verse as part of our meditation in our last episode. Let’s remind ourselves of it again here. Psalms 33:6 (NIV) By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth. Imagine the power and intelligence and wisdom! John 1:1-5 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:14 (NIV) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  Imagine this reality. The Jesus that walked this earth and died on the cross and rose from the dead is the same Jesus who spoke the universe into existence and gives life to all life! And he came to die for you. The God that created this universe, somehow in the paradox of how he works, infinitely loves you enough to become human to die for you and rise from the dead for you so that he can bring eternal life to your body and soul and bring you into his restored creation with a restored body and mind and soul forever! Imagine this! Feel this truth in your body right now. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  This includes YOU. Imagine this reality. Jesus giving you life. Imagine this right now.  Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter https://twitter.com/davecover (@davecover) Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter https://twitter.com/abiggerlifepod (@ABiggerLifePod) This podcast is a ministry of https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (The Crossing), a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.