Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life with Pastor Dave Cover

Christian Meditation can help refocus your mind and recalibrate your body to get the stress, anxiety and anger out of your heart and out of your body. Spend about 23 minutes to "be still" with God as each episode uses a different biblical image to e...

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Envisioning the Same Mind That Created the Universe Intentionally Creating YOU from Zechariah 12:1

19:29   | 02-29-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.Zechariah 12:1 (NIV)“The LORD [is the one] who stretches out the heavens (created the universe with all its laws of physics), who lays the foundation of the earth (established the laws of nature), and who forms the human spirit within a person...”The same one – the same mind — that created the entire universe also specifically created you.You are infinitely important (because he is infinite!) to the one who created this entire universe. He specifically created you to be a YOU in his creation. Forever! Revelation 2:17 (NIV)“To the one who is victorious (those who remain true to Jesus’s name - 2:13), I will give …that person a white stone with a new name (identity) written on it, known only to the one who receives it.”There is a real you that is in his image that he is transforming you into. That’s what your life is about. That’s the bigger story your life is in at every single moment.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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation to Integrate Your Body with God’s Spirit from Job 10:12

14:11   | 02-22-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?”Romans 12:1-2 NIV“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”Job 10:12 ESV“You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.”Job 33:4 NIV“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”Acts 17:25 NIV“…He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation on God Creating and Sustaining You from Job 10:12

12:03   | 02-20-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?”Romans 12:1-2 NIV“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”Job 10:12 ESV“You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.”Job 33:4 NIV“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation That Only What God Gives You is Truly Good in Psalm 16:2

13:39   | 02-15-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?”James 1:17 NIV“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights...”Psalm 16:2 NIV“I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.’”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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation to See Your Life in a Bigger Story from James 1:16-18

15:02   | 02-13-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.James 1:16-18 NIV“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”John 1:12-13 NIV“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”Ephesians 1:13-14 NIV“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession.”Psalm 23:6 NIV“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation to Trust God with Work and Other Opportunities from James 1:16-17

13:59   | 02-08-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.James 1:16-17 NIV“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”John 3:26-27 NIV“They came to John and said to him, ‘Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.’ To this John replied, ‘A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.’”Ephesians 2:10 NIV“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation to Trust God to Give What Is Truly Good in James 1:16-17

15:10   | 02-06-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.Job 33:4 NIV“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”James 1:16-17 NIV“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”Psalm 34:10 NIV“...Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.”Psalm 23:1 NIV“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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Envisioning God’s Hand Giving You Your Life and Everything Good in James 1:16-17

17:31   | 02-01-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.Job 12:10 (NIV)“In his hand is the life of every creatureand the breath of all mankind.”James 1:16-17 NIV“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”​​Steve Cuss (Managing Leadership Anxiety)“Anxiety is a signal, not a root cause. Anxiety is generated when we think we need something in any particular moment that we don’t actually need. Anxiety is not just worry and fear. It’s how you react when you don’t get something you think you need. The point is that anxiety becomes a marker that something other than God’s presence and love is at play in my mind and body.”Psalm 136:1 NIVGive thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.Psalm 136:7-9 NIV7 Who made the great lights— His love endures forever.8 the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever.9 the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Psalm 85:12 (NIV) “The LORD will indeed give what is good.”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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation on How Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes From God in James 1:16-17

16:37   | 01-30-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.James 1:16-17 NIV“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”Genesis 1:16 NIV“God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.”Psalm 136:1 NIVGive thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.Psalm 136:7-9 NIV7 Who made the great lights— His love endures forever.8 the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever.9 the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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A Meditation to Envision God’s Name on You from Numbers 6:27

17:32   | 01-25-2024

This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.Numbers 6:22-27 NIVThe LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”Revelation 7:2-3 NIVThen I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”Revelation 14:1 NIVThen I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.Revelation 22:4-6 NIVThey will see his face, and his name will be on their forehead. …And they will reign for ever and ever. The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. 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 X (Twitter) @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on X @ABiggerLifePodOur audio engineer is Matthew Matlack.This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

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