Saturday, January 5, 2013

Getting to know Jesus

Today I woke up feeling mundane; a word that the Holy Spirit put in my spirit. why? I didn't know how to describe my feelings this morning. This is a word that I don't commonly use so I googled it. According to, the definition for mundane:
  1.  of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs. 
  2.  common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.
  3.  of or  pertaining to the world, universe, or earth.

Now I know that I felt this way because I would be meditating on the life of Jesus as a teenager. I want a closer relationship with Jesus, and since he came to earth and walked in human form; I wanted to know what it must have been like for him. I don't know about you, but for me being a teenager was hard. What I got from my time with Jesus this morning was to fellowship with my heavenly father at all times. Discuss every aspect of my life with him. This will keep me on tract with the things I need to do to continue living a christian life.

I used Luke 2:51-52 from The New American Bible, "51 He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom and age and favor before God and man."  I must state here that this isn't the only passage I used during the last few weeks to get to know Jesus. It's the one that drew things together for me. The majority of verses came from Luke.  What I discovered was a very human Jesus that came down from heaven to save us and along the way showed examples.

I don't usually use background music, but today I did. The Gregorian Melodies Popular Chants-my introduction to Benedictine Monks- brought the spirit of Jesus that I always feel when I enter church.

This is an sample of Gregorian Chants, it's titled Guide me God.

Best Gregorian Chant bits.