You are a divine work of art
Be still. Ask your creator to show you what he is making of you, and in your community (His body). From CS Lewis Institute, click here for more.
"We are, not metaphorically but in very truth, a Divine work of art, something that God is making, and therefore something with which He will not be satisfied until it has a certain character."
"He makes, we are made: He is original, we derivative. But at the same time, and for the same reason, the intimacy between God and even the meanest creature is closer than any that creatures can attain with one another. Our life is, at every moment, supplied by Him: our tiny, miraculous power of free will only operates on bodies which His continual energy keeps in existence — our very power to think is His power communicated to us."
Re-Incarnation (Christ in you)
The Word became flesh (incarnated) and dwelt among us. Now He dwells within you via the new birth (Jesus' re-incarnation in us). No matter what you are doing, or where you are, be 100% aware of the presence of Jesus and of the Holy Spirit within you, in our presence, in our midst. Also, (like Jesus) ONLY do what we see heaven (the Father) doing ("on earth as it is in heaven").
If your purpose in life is to simply be in God's presence as an unknown and humble person, that is an amazing calling, because you are carrying Him in your body, in being - which shifts atmospheres and impacts the entire world. We should "re-incarnate" Jesus within us by focusing on Him, thinking of Him, inviting the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and rule us, knowing Him and the Word.
Likewise, any thought that is contrary to God's truth, don't think that thought - don't let it into you - don't incarnate it, and don't re-incarnate old wounds that you've already purposed to forgive or release. Re-incarnate God in you. (You are dead, Christ lives in you).
Meditation: Ask God to show you how you are embodying Jesus in your daily ordinary life.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 (NIV)
He was fulfilling (maybe even quoting) Psalm 82:
Here is a printout of scriptures about the Holy Spirit, and the Word, both from Joyce Meyer. You might want to ponder one verse at a time, and ask God for revelation and connection. These seem to be ok to re-post, but here is the link to her site (visit it!)
Does God put the "right" desires in your heart, or does God honor desires that you made up yourself? Both. He gives you lots of good choices - and loves to see what you pick! He loves seeing the desires of YOUR heart and He loves giving you more of His goodness.
Still yourself and do this thankfulness meditation: Ask God to bring to your mind (1) situations where he gave you a good thing that you desired in your heart; and (2) situations where he put His desire in your heart and brought it to pass. You might want to journal this - and be grateful!
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:3-7 (NIV)
I want to be wholehearted (prayer)
For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me. I will be found by you,' says the Lord. 'I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land. (Jeremiah 29:11-14 NLT)
Meditation: Ask God to show you His plans for you. Ask Him to show you if you lack any wholeheartedness, and if so, to heal those parts of your heart. Ask Him to show you any captivity in your life, and to bring you home to Him.
To "cohere" means all the parts are united together in an integrated whole. The purpose of being in the presence of God, meditating to still your chatter and to focus on the Holy Spirit within, is
Numbers 6:24 meditation
Close your eyes, relax your body, focus your mind and repeat this blessing over and over (in your mind or aloud). If you thoughts wonder, notice them, then return to your meditation on these words, Numbers 6:24-26:
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.
God will put His Presence upon you with this prayer.
To have it sung over you in Hebrew click on:
love & Blessing meditation
Love God with all your heart. Love yourself. Love your neighbor.
-- Deuteronomy 6:5; Luke 10:27; Matthew 22:37; Mark 12:30.
1. Presence: Imagine yourself in the presence of God. If it is difficult, ask God to help you imagine yourself in His presence. It may help to imagine a bright light or a powerful cloud (the ways God appeared in Moses' time). Or imagine the Father, or Creator, or Jesus or Holy Spirit. Gently observe what makes you comfortable or uncomfortable about entering God's presence. The ultimate goal is to be able to JOYFULLY enter His presence.
Invite the Holy Spirit into your being. Ask God to commune with you. Then pay attention.