Christian Meditation Challenge

DAY NINE

In Everything Give Thanks

Before the Meditation:

  • If you need to, re-read the Christian meditation Do's and Don'ts in the Christian Meditation Challenge introduction.
  • Find a quiet location to sit upright and get comfortable.

DEVOTIONAL

Learning to be Grateful Regardless of Your Situation 1 Peter 5:10 – “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” Do you find yourself always wondering why you go through the things that you do? Do you always feel like God is picking on you like a kid with a microscope under the summer sun? Are you finding yourself constantly crying out “Lord, why me??!!” 1 Peter 1:7 – “ So that the tested genuineness of your faith – more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire – may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” At times, it is hard to understand exactly why God allows challenges and hard times to affect our lives. I’m pretty sure that you have often wondered what the other side of your trial looks like; what you’re supposed to learn in the grand scheme of things. However, it is important to keep in mind that we will never truly and fully understand the mind of Christ. The challenges that he gives you are preparations for the blessings he has in store for you. For today’s meditation, starting making a practice of changing your mindset when you are faced with an obstacle and start to thank God in advance for his continuous love and protection!

After the Meditation: 

  1. Sit in silence for a few moments.
  2. Journal about your meditation experience or any new insights.
  3. Don't judge how well you did. All that matters is you did it!
  4. Thank God and yourself for taking the time to BE STILL in God's Presence.
  5. Listen to the meditation again in the evening.