Giving Thanks for Jesus in Me

“Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it!” Colossians 1:27 TPT
“Let joy be your continual feast. Make your life a prayer. And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 TPT

A meditation to rejoice in the function of every part of your body and Jesus’ Presence there. It is important if you are sick or disabled in any way, not to focus on the sickness or what you don’t have, but focus on what part of that is working and is functioning and give thanks for that. A spoken version of this text is available in this audio file so you can use it as a meditation guide: Giving thanks for Jesus in you

Sit or lie somewhere in a relaxed position and close your eyes.
Begin by breathing in and out slowly and gently.
Thank You Lord Jesus that as I breathe in and out You are there breathing in and out with me.
Your strength is added to the natural strength of my lungs and I rejoice in that added strength as we breathe in and out together.
Together we breathe in and out, in and out, taking in life giving air, and expelling the used air.
And as we breathe in and out together I praise and thank You for the oxygen which leaves the air and enters into my lungs and into my bloodstream.
I praise and thank You for the oxygen which is entering my body and renewing every cell of my body.
I praise and thank You for the breath and the oxygen that is bringing life to my whole body.
I praise and thank You for Your Presence in my lungs bringing the strength and breath of heaven to my respiratory system.
I praise you for each breath and the life it brings to my body.

I thank you Lord for the beating of our hearts which takes oxygen and nutrients to every part of my body.
I thank You Lord that because You are in me our hearts beat together as one, Your heart giving strength to my heart.
I praise and thank You that every beat of my heart is strengthened and renewed by Your Presence; Your heart in my heart.
I praise and thank You that together our hearts pump life giving blood to my whole body.
I praise and thank You that Your blood and my blood run together through my whole body bringing resurrection power, the health and wholeness of heaven to each and every cell.
I praise You for each heart beat, each pulse of blood and the life it brings to my body.
I praise and thank You Lord for the bones in my body, one with Your bones, which give shape and support to my body and produce the cells needed for my blood.

I praise and thank You Lord that Your bones and my bones form the frame of who I am as I sit or lie now, holding me in place, giving me structure.
I praise and thank You Lord that Your bones and my bones form the frame that enables me to move.
I praise and thank You Lord that when I live, sit, stand, walk, or run, Your bones are giving the strength and structure of heaven to my bones.
I praise and thank You Lord that Your bones are working with my bones to produce the cells needed for my blood supply and immune system; the health and wholeness of heaven to my whole body.

I praise and thank You Lord for the digestive system in my body, which is one with Your digestive system, bringing the nutrients I need into my body.
I praise You for the function of our liver, pancreas, stomach, bowel, and kidneys working to provide me with all the nutrients I need and take away the waste.
I praise and thank You Lord that working together, our stomachs and bowel digest the food and drink that I take in, giving life-giving nutrients to my whole body.
I praise and thank you that your Presence in me is bringing the health and wholeness and nutrients of heaven to my whole body.

I praise and thank You Lord that the system of muscles, tendons and ligaments which help hold my body together and make it move, is strengthened and guided by Your presence, Your muscles, tendons and ligaments in mine.
I praise and thank You for all the movements our muscles make together: breathing, speaking, singing, walking, standing, turning, running, holding onto things, making things, writing, shaking hands, hugging, even cooking and cleaning. It is so true that in You I live and move and have my being.
I praise and thank You for the strength, health and wholeness of heaven that Your Presence in me gives to my muscles, ligaments and tendons.

I praise and thank You for my brain and nervous system that is one with Your brain and nervous system, enabling me to think and move and be who I am in You.
Together we see, hear, taste and feel the world with Your brain giving my brain clarity and helping my brain with Your understanding.
I praise and thank You that I can rest inYour thoughts and perceptions knowing them to be true.
I praise and thank you that you enable me to see, feel, touch, taste, smell and understand this world from heaven’s perspective.
I praise and thank You that Your mind shares with my mind all your wisdom and understanding.
I praise and thank you that, mind to mind, you share with me Your knowledge and understanding of God.

I praise and thank You that Your Spirit and my spirit are united as one, sealing me as God’s child too.
I praise and thank You that that spiritual essence that makes me me and makes me human, is united with Your Heavenly Holy Spirit, sealing me into the Trinity with You.
I praise and thank You thank Your Spirit imparts to my spirit the power of your resurrection, giving me Your perfect, eternal, holy, heavenly life.
I praise and thank You that in uniting us spirit to Spirit and body to body you have raised me to God’s right hand, seated with you, reigning eternally in this life and the next.
I praise and thank You Jesus that You give me all that You have and all that You are now, today, tomorrow, and forever.

Feel free to make your own version of this to suit you.

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