With the country in a whirlwind of layoffs, company closures, blatant financial fraud, and rising foreclosures, it’s enough to make even the seasoned believer toss and turn at night or lose heart.
To help Christians stay focused on God as their source and sufficiency despite these tough and shaky economic times, author and writer Rhonda Jones, recently produced and posted to her blog, Nourishing Your Spirit, a free 30 minute Christ-Centered meditation audio entitled “Abundantly Blessed.”
The audio download helps Christians alleviate the worry and stresses that often accompany financial problems and also reinforces the need to trust and have faith in God instead of becoming overwhelmed by their circumstances, said Jones, the creator of awarding winning website www.thechristianmeditator.com and author of 23 Christ-centered meditation and affirmation CDs.
The free download contains a progressive relaxation followed by a Biblical narrative that includes scripture affirmations, spiritual principles, and uplifting Bible passages set to calming and relaxing background music. “You just find a comfortable place to sit or lie down where you’ll be free from distractions, close your eyes, and let the meditation calm your fears and restore your peace of mind,” said Jones.
According to Jones, “Christians often respond to financial crisis just like the rest of the world. In theory, we know that the Bible tells us ‘not to worry’ and that we should ‘possess the peace that passes all understanding,’ but that is easier said than done. We’re actually programmed to worry when things go wrong,” she said.
Jones who has over 3500 subscribers to her Christian meditation newsletter says that she receives testimonial letters daily on how her Biblical meditation and affirmation recordings have helped them overcome worry, eliminate negative thoughts, and develop a more intimate relationship with God.
One subscriber recently wrote:
“My husband and I have just implemented a "power hour" each morning in order to deal with the stress of our lives. We're both full commission real estate agents in the Detroit area. With our state economy riding on the auto industry, to say that we're stressed out right now is such an understatement. Two weeks ago, I was actually contemplating getting medication just to help me cope. We're both very strong believers and I really wanted to give God the glory for working my anxiety out. I found lots of guided meditation but either they were too short to really do me any good or they took me into eastern elements that distracted my meditation.
Thank you for this ministry you have. We appreciate so much the wonderful guided meditation. We've sat with you three mornings so far while your voice has led us straight through the turmoil and into the calm. Thank you so much and may God bless you abundantly, far more than you can ask or imagine!”
“This is just my small contribution to help ease restlessness and anxiety during a time that many have never experienced before,” said Jones. “We may not be able to change our situations overnight, but a least we can restore and keep the peace of God ruling our hearts and minds while we wait for positive change,” she expressed.
To access the free Christian meditation download, “Abundantly Blessed,” visit either of Jones’ websites, at http://www.thechristianmeditator.com/whatsnews.html or http://thechristianmeditator.com/myblog.
Jones is also the owner of several other websites including www.onlineprofits4beginners.com and www.holyhealthandwellness.com.