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What intention have you set for your life today?  This week?  This month, or this year?  Or, have you just been taking each day as it comes, hoping for the best?

            We have all heard the expression, “got up on the wrong side of the bed today.”  When we give into that feeling, that emotion for our life that day, we have set before us a mighty intention that will color everything we experience.  That’s where our mind is, where our focus is aimed, and so that is what we are poised to continue to experience.

            We can unconsciously set an intention by being angry, unhappy, feeling put upon, you name it, or we can, with conscious intent, place before us a road of happiness, peace, joy and excitement.  We get to choose. What would we like to experience this day?  How will we recognize it?  What stepping stones are we putting down to get us there?  Now, of course things will come at us during the course of a day that would not be ones we would wish to experience, but, if we have set a positive intention for ourselves of peace, joy and Christ’s presence moving in our lives we will be in a much better place to handle those curves in the road.

            So, try a little experiment with me for several days and see what happens.  Before you get out of bed, affirm the presence of God right where you are.  Affirm that God is in all the events that enfold throughout the coming day.  Affirm that God is helping your faith and joy in living to prosper.  And also affirm that any little annoyances that may come up God will smooth over and handle with perfect peace.  This new focus of intention will go before you to create more of those things you would wish to experience and it will also bring the joy and peace of God into your life in new and wondrous ways.

             Affirmation:  “Everywhere I look I see spirit expressing.  How wonderful, how comforting, how magnificent!”       

   Rev. Jefferson Beeker                   


Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall for our Contemporary worship and Praise service, “Acts of God.”  Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship.

Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer.  As always, we will share communion together.  Everyone is welcome.

First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604.  www.fccnh.org

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