The sessions below are anchored in scripture from bible scriptures, based in Christian Faith. Feel free to bring out your bible and join me. There is a lot of wisdom we can garner from the practice of being still and listening for the voice of God.
Christian Meditation - Give God the Praise, Know You are Wonderfully Made
Begin this meditation by gently feeling the presence of your body. Notice your breath. Feel every cell and part of your body filled with Christ. Each breath that serves you is part of Gods creation. Thank God for this experience.
Realize your are beautifully and wonderfully made! Next we sit in silent gratitude, listening for God's voice. The we pray silently and finally we pray together. Thanking God for life, taking time to be present with the Lord.
The Foolish Said to the Wise Give Us Some Oil - - Preparation, Abuse, and Influence - Matthew 25
The light to shine in the darkness and at the darkest hour. The wise virgins had oil- the oil can be literal but also figurative. It is the inner substance and the soul that builds likeness and character in the likeness of God.
Matthew 7 verse 6 says give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls to swine lest they trample them under their feet and turn to attack you. The practice of being prepared is part of having enough when the Lord calls on you. Be careful who is in your circle.
Chapter 9 of Proverbs says wisdom has built her house and hewn out her seven pillars. She has killed her beasts and mingled her wine. She has also furnished her table. She sent forth her maidens, she cries upon the highest places in the city. Whoso is simple. Let him turn in here. As for him that wants understanding, she says, come eat of my bread and drink the wine which I have mingled. Forsake the foolish, and live and go in the way of understanding. He that reprove a scorned gets herself shame (insults) and he that rebuke a wicked man incurs abuse.
Fixing instead of Faith - The Tragedy of Interfering with God Leading to Generational Curses
The biggest takeaway from I Kings 11:29-39 and I Kings 12:25-33 - Jeroboam didn’t have to do it alone. He was never alone. It was only when he did not trust in God -giving all of him, his life, faith, heart by interfering with Gods will that he turned away from Gods love, protection. Mercy.
Rise Above the Expectations and Stereotypes that People put on You - Jesus of Nazareth
This message focuses on the fact that beautiful people come from places that the world may judge or stereotype. It is important to rise above the expectations people impose on you, knowing that greater is He who is in you then he who is in the world. Do not let others dictate your identity by feeding into their opinion of you.
Also for those that find themselves judging others based on race, class, gender, disability, age, or location the message expresses this as a strong hold, a worldly thing not from God that prevents you from living your true purpose.
John 1:43-47 - Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
Consequence of Revealing Too much Information about Your Blessings - Hezekiah
This bible study encourages us to learn from King Hezekiah's mistakes. We should be mindful who we reveal the totality of our blessings to, understanding that showing them could cause your downfall. Sometimes we are to worship God privately and he will provide us with discernment on how much to reveal as a testimony to him.
II Kings 20:12-21
Adoption and Faith in Uncertainty - John 1:6-13
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Mindful Meditation Prayer and Study - Relationship Influence -King Hezekiah
Using this story to anchor into our awareness about our relationship with God, relationship with others (both positive and negative). Learning that even Kings need to consider God in their life otherwise they can make decisions that adversely impact generations to come.
We will meditate, pray and read scriptures:
II Chronicles 30:24-27. 24 Hezekiah king of Judah provided a thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep and goats for the assembly, and the officials provided them with a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep and goats. A great number of priests consecrated themselves.
25 The entire assembly of Judah rejoiced, along with the priests and Levites and all who had assembled from Israel, including the foreigners who had come from Israel and also those who resided in Judah.
26 There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.
27 The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, his holy dwelling place. www.creativemindzyoga.com for more meditations
Mindful Meditation Letting Go of Control - Christian
This meditation focuses on letting go of control by replacing it with faith. This will help you to reduce anxiety and stress. The need or feeling to be in control of everything causes resistance, suffering, and unrealistic expectations. Casting your burdens on Christ is a way to exercise the practice of faith which reduces the desire to control things that YOU can not control. This meditation is based on the foundations of Jesus Christ.
Meditation and Christian Prayer for Struggles with Faith, Doubt, and Decision Making
This is a meditation session begins with a prayer. You will practice pausing on the breath, cultivating awareness with Faith, Compassion, and Love. Using these in combination with prayer to deal with suffering. Let go of self-judgment or criticism. God tells us to cast all our worries and cares onto him. Let go and feel the love and strength that comes from faith, knowing that our creator knows every hair on our head.