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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”  This illustrates so beautifully that God is larger than anything we could ever imagine.  We seek to define in our finite minds that which God is and yet however we endeavor to do that we will always come up short; God is always so much more.  Let us remember that as we come to God in prayer.  Let us affirm that no matter what may be going on in our lives, or in the lives of our loved ones, that God is capable of handling that situation.  Let us not limit God by the limits of our own minds, our own beliefs.  Let us pour out your hearts to God and know that God can provide, abundantly so much more than we could ever begin to imagine.  Let us affirm that we recognize the answers to our prayers as they occur, for without this recognition we run the risk of missing our miracles.  And then, let us be thankful that although God is everywhere and in everything, that we can recognize God showing up in our lives in new and exciting ways each day.

Be still and know the power, the light and the presence of God in your life.  It is a life changer.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then we will see face to face.  Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been known.”   (1 Corinthians 13: 12)                         

Affirmation: “Beyond words, beyond thoughts, into the absolute stillness, I rest in the presence of God.”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker

We live our lives one thought at a time.  Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.  Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall at First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA for our Contemporary Celebration and Praise service. Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship. Those things in life that you have been seeking have also been seeking you. Now is a good time to receive them.

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. http://www.fccnh.org