A Christian Meditation on Being a Child of God in John 1:9-13

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This is a podcast episode titled, A Christian Meditation on Being a Child of God in John 1:9-13. The summary for this episode is: This kind of Christian meditation brings the transcendent experience of God into your mind and into your body so that you can literally walk with God throughout your day. And you can keep your body and thoughts from being hijacked by unconscious anxieties and insecurities and stress and tension that causes you to react in fear and self protection rather than to act in the confidence and assurance of God‘s presence in and around you and his love for you and care about every detail in your life. Description: In previous episodes we’ve been meditating on the very first line in what is called the Lord‘s prayer…Our Father in Heaven…  In Jesus, this is God telling you how to pray. The first words out of your mouth. The first thought in your mind. Jesus wants you to constantly have an inner confidence that GOD — the I AM — is your Father (the ideal father) and that you are his secure and beloved child.  John 1:9-10 (NIV) The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. This is all imagery. Jesus gives light and life to everyone. But not everyone recognizes him. John 1:12-13 (NIV) Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Those who believe in his name. His ultimate authority. HE IS the Good Shepherd, the Way and the Truth and the Life, the Light of the world, the Resurrection and the Life. Our belief in his name is based ultimately on his resurrection. The witness of the apostles. And in your inner spirit, God’s Spirit tells you this is true. You are born of God. That is imaginative language. God created you as a being of imagination. Your imagination empowers your strongest desires and fears. And your imagination directly affects your body. Meditate on this imagery as you feel this truth — you are born of God — you are a child of heaven — you are born of his light — throughout your entire body. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. …Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Say quietly to yourself… “I recognize Jesus as the one who created the world and gives true light to the world.“ “I receive him. I believe in his name.“ “I am born of God. I am a child of light. I am a child of heaven. I am a child of God.“ Focus on affirming these truths to yourself and feel these truths into your body.  Remember… Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Remember… Ephesians 5:8 Now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.  Remember… 1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV) …You were washed, you were sanctified [same Greek word as “hallowed” in Lord’s Prayer], you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 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) Our audio engineer is Diego Huaman. 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 Christian meditation brings the transcendent experience of God into your mind and into your body so that you can literally walk with God throughout your day. And you can keep your body and thoughts from being hijacked by unconscious anxieties and insecurities and stress and tension that causes you to react in fear and self protection rather than to act in the confidence and assurance of God‘s presence in and around you and his love for you and care about every detail in your life. Description: In previous episodes we’ve been meditating on the very first line in what is called the Lord‘s prayer…Our Father in Heaven…  In Jesus, this is God telling you how to pray. The first words out of your mouth. The first thought in your mind. Jesus wants you to constantly have an inner confidence that GOD — the I AM — is your Father (the ideal father) and that you are his secure and beloved child.  John 1:9-10 (NIV) The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. This is all imagery. Jesus gives light and life to everyone. But not everyone recognizes him. John 1:12-13 (NIV) Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Those who believe in his name. His ultimate authority. HE IS the Good Shepherd, the Way and the Truth and the Life, the Light of the world, the Resurrection and the Life. Our belief in his name is based ultimately on his resurrection. The witness of the apostles. And in your inner spirit, God’s Spirit tells you this is true. You are born of God. That is imaginative language. God created you as a being of imagination. Your imagination empowers your strongest desires and fears. And your imagination directly affects your body. Meditate on this imagery as you feel this truth — you are born of God — you are a child of heaven — you are born of his light — throughout your entire body. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. …Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. Say quietly to yourself… “I recognize Jesus as the one who created the world and gives true light to the world.“ “I receive him. I believe in his name.“ “I am born of God. I am a child of light. I am a child of heaven. I am a child of God.“ Focus on affirming these truths to yourself and feel these truths into your body.  Remember… Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Remember… Ephesians 5:8 Now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.  Remember… 1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV) …You were washed, you were sanctified [same Greek word as “hallowed” in Lord’s Prayer], you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 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) Our audio engineer is Diego Huaman. 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.