A Christian Meditation with Psalm 42:8

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This is a podcast episode titled, A Christian Meditation with Psalm 42:8. The summary for this episode is: Biblically guided meditation imagines the unseen realities of God as your Source of Life and Love and Joy and Peace, and speaks these realities to your soul – body, mind, and spirit — your whole self.  Jesus says in Matthew 6:6, “...When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” Imagine you and God together in the present. The I AM is always infinitely present with you. Imagine you are alone with the I AM who created the entire universe! Let Jesus' words bring the reality of God’s comforting love and peace-giving presence alive using your biblically guided imagination. Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” Imagine this reality that Jesus is telling you.  Envision your entire body in the peace and love and care and the presence of the I AM — of your Father who is unseen but 100% alone with you. One definition of prayer is an intentional awareness of God’s presence. His glory. His love. His faithfulness. Jesus says, When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Psalm 42:8 NIV By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.  This is the psalmist’s meditation. Use it to see this reality with your biblically guided imagination, and use that imagination to feel this reality in your whole body. By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.  When it says the LORD, that’s translating the Hebrew name for God — Yahweh — which is Hebrew for HE IS. Always in the present tense. He is always with you. We always meet God in the present. That’s where he always is with us. Right now God is with you and right now he is directing his love toward you. He is the God of your life. He gives life to every cell in your body. He is the source of all being. He is the giver of all life. And you exist because he gives you life. And he gives you life and directs his love toward you right now — at every moment. He is always 100% in the present tense with you. Always present with you fully without being any less present anywhere else. He is the infinite I AM. By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.  He’s the God of your life.  The psalms says, “at night his song is with me.” God sings love songs over you.  In an OT prophecy about how Jesus will bring God’s redemption and restoration… Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) “The LORD your God is with you, …He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Because of Jesus, God is always with you and he always takes great delight in you and rejoices over you with singing. Because of Jesus, the forever God is your God forever who forever sings his love songs over you. Anxiety and bodily awareness of God’s love and presence cannot exist at the same time. Neither can insecurity. He’s the God of your life.  Say quietly to yourself… “Because I have Jesus, the forever God is the God of my life forever. I am safe. I am not in danger. He is the God of my life Who is always directing his love toward me.” 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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Biblically guided meditation imagines the unseen realities of God as your Source of Life and Love and Joy and Peace, and speaks these realities to your soul – body, mind, and spirit — your whole self.  Jesus says in Matthew 6:6, “...When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” Imagine you and God together in the present. The I AM is always infinitely present with you. Imagine you are alone with the I AM who created the entire universe! Let Jesus' words bring the reality of God’s comforting love and peace-giving presence alive using your biblically guided imagination. Jesus said, “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.” Imagine this reality that Jesus is telling you.  Envision your entire body in the peace and love and care and the presence of the I AM — of your Father who is unseen but 100% alone with you. One definition of prayer is an intentional awareness of God’s presence. His glory. His love. His faithfulness. Jesus says, When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Psalm 42:8 NIV By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.  This is the psalmist’s meditation. Use it to see this reality with your biblically guided imagination, and use that imagination to feel this reality in your whole body. By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.  When it says the LORD, that’s translating the Hebrew name for God — Yahweh — which is Hebrew for HE IS. Always in the present tense. He is always with you. We always meet God in the present. That’s where he always is with us. Right now God is with you and right now he is directing his love toward you. He is the God of your life. He gives life to every cell in your body. He is the source of all being. He is the giver of all life. And you exist because he gives you life. And he gives you life and directs his love toward you right now — at every moment. He is always 100% in the present tense with you. Always present with you fully without being any less present anywhere else. He is the infinite I AM. By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me — a prayer to the God of my life.  He’s the God of your life.  The psalms says, “at night his song is with me.” God sings love songs over you.  In an OT prophecy about how Jesus will bring God’s redemption and restoration… Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) “The LORD your God is with you, …He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Because of Jesus, God is always with you and he always takes great delight in you and rejoices over you with singing. Because of Jesus, the forever God is your God forever who forever sings his love songs over you. Anxiety and bodily awareness of God’s love and presence cannot exist at the same time. Neither can insecurity. He’s the God of your life.  Say quietly to yourself… “Because I have Jesus, the forever God is the God of my life forever. I am safe. I am not in danger. He is the God of my life Who is always directing his love toward me.” 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.