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A Meditation on Seeing the Vertical Reality in Every Anxious Moment in Psalm 139:1-10

01-03-2023

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Dave Cover

01-03-2023

A Meditation on Seeing the Vertical Reality in Every Anxious Moment in Psalm 139:1-10

Summary:

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.

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Psalm 139:1–10 ESV

Matthew 6:6 (NIV)

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

And he says your father who sees in secret will reward you. Reward in the Bible is often the language for God giving himself to us. Giving himself to us in a special way. He is our reward. Making his face shine upon us. Kind of like when James says draw near to God and he will draw near to you (James 4:8). God tells Abraham in Genesis 15:1, “Do not be afraid. I am your shield, your very great reward. 

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