A Christian Meditation that Your Father Is Lord of Heaven and Earth from Matthew 11:25. This kind of Christian meditation brings the transcendent experience of God into your mind and into your body so that you can replace anxiety, insecurity, stress and tension with the better and truer imagination of God’s infinite and intimate presence and love for YOU.
Acts 17:28 says “In him we live and move and have our being.” 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “…Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you…” which means that Christ has made your body holy. The apostle Paul says in Galatians 2:20, “Christ lives in me and the life I now live in the body…” The way the resurrected Jesus inhabits our body is by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 11:25 (NIV)
He is Lord of heaven and earth. Someone is in charge of the chaos. Your Father is in charge of all the chaos. He has an eternal plan and purpose. “He will cause all things to work together for good for his children” (Rom 8:28-30). “Not even a sparrow will fall to the ground apart from the will of your father in heaven.” “And you’re much more valuable to God than sparrows.“ “He has numbered the very hairs of your head” (Matt 10:29-31). He has “ordained the number of my days before one of them even came to be” (Ps 139:16).
The God Jesus taught us and the Bible teaches us is a God who is in complete control of everything. This is why Jesus could confidently and calmly take a nap in a boat in the middle of a storm. And then when the disciples woke him up he simply spoke and calmed the storm and the waves.Remember that anxiety and fear and insecurity and anger block us from seeing God’s presence and his love for us in the moment. And they also block us from seeing God in control of every moment.
Evil might be mighty in our world, but it’s not Almighty. Chaos might be mighty right now, but it’s not Almighty. Yahweh — HE IS — is the Almighty. And that’s true for every evil and every chaos in your life right now.
Where there is anxiety, tension, insecurity, self protection, clenched muscles – replace it with trust and a calm confidence in this truth. Your father is Lord of heaven and earth. Use your imagination to see this reality right now. Whatever it is you don’t think is under his control, see it now as completely under his control. Use your imagination to become mindfully aware of this reality right now. God’s presence with you — Christ in you by the Holy Spirit. Whatever and wherever it is you you have let anxiety and insecurity and anger take control, see it now as completely under God’s control. And find rest in that truth. Feel your body become more calm and quiet and at rest as you become more and more mindfully aware of this reality using your imagination.
Timestamps:Body Meditation 01:18 - 18:03Bible Meditation: Mathew 11:25 18:09 - 28:19Prayer 28:25 - 30:12
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