A Christian Meditation with Psalm 48:9

Psalm 139 says God intimately and lovingly created every part of your body. Your body is a good creation of God. Yes, we are all in a kind of exile in a fallen creation in bondage to death and decay. And that’s true of our body. But it’s also true that God has an eternal purpose for the redemption of your body (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208%3A23&version=NIV (Rom 8:23)). There will be a resurrection and transformation of your body when Jesus returns (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%203%3A20-21&version=NIV (Phil 3:20-21)). So God even now fully inhabits your body by his Spirit. Remember 1 Cor 6:19 — “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you.” Which means that Jesus has already made your body holy in his sight. Just think about that for a minute – your body is a holy temple of the Holy Spirit. God loves your body so much that he wants to reside there right now. In this present moment. Feel the “life energy” that God’s Spirit, God’s breath, God’s power gives to every cell in your body as intensely as you can. God is the source of all existence and the giver of all life. This means all life – including every living cell in your body. God right now is giving life to every living cell in your body. He is present with that cell. 100% aware of that cell. And that cell gets its very life from God’s Spirit. This is true for everybody whether they realize it or not. But let’s take some time to meditate on this and feel this truth right now using your biblically guided imagination. Psalms 48:9 (NIV) Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. 1 Cor 6:19 gives this meditation a whole new meaning…“your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you.” As we meditate on God’s unfailing love within the new temple of his Spirit, our body made holy by Jesus, let your attention run through your entire body like a wave of imagination and meditation. Feel your whole body in its totality, as a whole body filled with God’s life-giving Spirit and God’s unfailing love. Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Feel the “life energy” that God’s Spirit, God’s breath, God’s power, God’s unfailing love gives to every cell in your body. Try to hold that feeling. Be mentally present in your attention to every part, every cell of your body. This is to embrace and inhabit your God-created, God-inhabited body fully. To feel your body from within, so to speak. Total body awareness — using your imagination — helps you embrace your body — recalibrate your body — with the reality of God’s life-giving power and presence and unfailing love. God is always with you and looking at you with unfailing love. The forever God is your God forever because of his unfailing — eternal — love for you that’s always directed toward you in Christ. Say quietly to yourself… “I am calm and at rest in God‘s unfailing love for 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.