A Meditation on Seeing Jesus at the Right Hand of God in Psalm 138


Dave Cover


This is not a podcast where you can multitask while you listen. I’m not trying to give you new information or things to consider like other podcasts. I love those kinds of podcasts. But in this podcast I’m wanting to give you an experience. I want you to learn to reintegrate your body with your mind’s awareness so that you can notice the “red flag” when you feel tension or anxiety in your body. It’s a red flag that you’re experiencing a vertical disconnect with God. And I want you to experience what a vertical connection feels like through envisioning the unseen reality of God’s presence in this moment and his presence in your body by his Holy Spirit.

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The purpose of Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life is to help 21st-century Christians in the always distracted digital age — to connect with God with your whole being — including your body — and to wire into your brain the reality of that embodied connection in each moment. And I think most of us as Christians are often living unconsciously anxious and tense lives with a kind of disconnection between our body and mind, and disconnection between our body and God’s Spirit. Where our “Christian faith” has become almost exclusively about certain beliefs rather than an embodied experience with God’s Spirit who is always 100% present with us and in us in the NOW. 

So this is not a podcast where you can multitask while you listen. I’m not trying to give you new information or things to consider like other podcasts. I love those kinds of podcasts. But in this podcast I’m wanting to give you an experience. I want you to learn to reintegrate your body with your mind’s awareness so that you can notice the “red flag” when you feel tension or anxiety in your body. It’s a red flag that you’re experiencing a vertical disconnect with God. And I want you to experience what a vertical connection feels like through envisioning the unseen reality of God’s presence in this moment and his presence in your body by his Holy Spirit.

So this podcast is to help you get good at consciously feeling your body, and then consciously feeling INTO your body the calming and non-anxious presence of God’s presence using your biblically guided imagination.

Our real beliefs at any given moment are always held in our bodies. Even if they are not really our beliefs, the reality we’re envisioning/imaging in our mind (imagination) lands into our body. 

So if we are anxious, whether consciously anxious or anxious but not really aware of it, that anxiety still manifests itself into our body. 

Anxiety is when we envision/imagine a fearful future of some kind. It could be an immediate future, like something unfolding in the present, or it could be something we’re imagining happening tomorrow or this year or far from now.

But usually when we are imagining a dreaded future, that imagination is missing ONE big reality — God’s infinite and intimate presence and purpose in our lives. 

But what if you envision Psalm 138 instead?

Psalm 138:7-8 is a poetic imagination of how David sees his reality…

What if you had a “right-handed” vision of yourself? Your life. Your present. This moment. Your future.

The biblical imagery/imagination of “the right hand” of God is a powerful meditation to replace anxiety and tension with a calm confidence that comes when you see yourself and your life and your past, your present, and your future in the larger context of all that God is for you in Jesus.

Psalm 138:7–8 ESV

Mark 14:61–62 NIV

Hebrews 1:3 NIV

Ephesians 1:18–20 NIV

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