6 Responses to “Phil: Paragraph 3 Meditation”

  1. Jeremy

    May 8th, 2009

    Lectio: one piece
    Meditatio: peace
    Oratio: Peace is not the absence of chaos, it’s not just confidence and contentment inside of chaos. Peace is wholeness. It’s total health. Everything that the word salvation is, peace is also. It’s soundness in body, mind, spirit, psyche, emotions- total soundness. In the beatitudes, Jesus’ description of the kingdom life crescendos at “blessed are the peacemakers”. We are most like Christ when we bring soundness to the chaos around us, but it’s impossible to do until we, ourselves, are whole. To bring peace, I must have peace. To bring wholeness, I must have wholeness. To bring health, I must be healthy.
    Contemplatio: it’s hard to describe this phase, but I still feel that I am in a tangible, feelable, experiential time

  2. Sara

    May 10th, 2009

    Lectio: can
    Meditatio: Safe
    Oratio: I doubt sometimes what i think God can do but that’s just it “God can do”. The things He does seems to make me think He puts some type of safe covering over me that makes me feel protected everytime fear strikes. I saw myself in an alley of darkness with hundreds of people that their faces didn’t show and i looked to my right and saw God’s light and Him with the scroll and breaking the seals…judgment?
    Contemplatio: indescribable

  3. Jeremy

    May 11th, 2009

    In Revelation the scroll represents the redemptive plan of history. Is there a way for this sin-stained world to be saved? In ch. 5, no one is worthy to open the scroll (no one can enact the plan). Then the elder points to the Lion of Judah, the root of Jesse- who turns out to be a lamb “as if slain”. The Lamb is worthy to enact the redemptive plan. Why is the lamb worthy? Because he died as a perfect sacrifice. Each seal being opened is the process of the lamb implementing the plan of salvation for the world- So Sara, your vision is pretty awesome. The lamb has changed your dark circumstances and has begun to enact the new, redemptive plan for your life!

  4. Anonymous

    May 11th, 2009

    Lectio: reality
    Meditatio: regretful
    Oratio: Reality is not a happy place for me. It’s not what I want it to be. I know what is happening right is real and I can’t ignore it. I know I should have listened to God sooner. I should have followed the narrow path that leads me straight to Him instead of this major highway that is a direct route to no where. I can’t just follow the crowd and jump off the bridge into a lake of fire. Who cares if everyone else is doing it. It’s like that song “No regrets, not this time, i’m going to let my heart defeat my mind…I don’t want to go through the motions.”
    Contemplatio: God is moving, I think the barriers are on their way down.

  5. Boo

    May 12th, 2009

    Lectio: “love and long” NLT
    Meditatio: desire
    Oratio: For me this passage is about Paul’s desire to be with the Philippians, his longing to be where they are, just in their presence. This is not about a sensual desire but more of a craving. It’s more like desiring chocolate or Pizza Hut. I think this is how Paul exemplified his life towards the Philippians and in turn asked them to have these same feelings not for him but for Christ. Desire begats desire.
    Contemplatio: For me the Lord is renewing passion in me for what I do and the people I come in contact with every week.

  6. Madi

    Mar 12th, 2010

    Lectio: Deep roots

    Meditatio: I feel like I am about to cry.. and I am not sure why??? Their are deep roots being grown… through my relationship with God.. I have felt so distant from God for a long time.. but Right now at 12:04 a.m. I feel God.. my spirit is stirring. I have wanted to know why God makes these distant seasons? Now.. I have a little bit of understanding… During these times.. are when the roots grow deeper.

    Oratio: God.. I feel like I haven’t experienced you in this way. You are new to me. Thank you for this season of deep growing God. I cant explain how awesome you are.

    Meditatio: tears..

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