The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Ann Knight has written “God never sends us where God has not been. God never sends us without first preparing the way.”
Where is it we want to be? Where is it we would like to go? Can we get there? What’s stopping us? We are all filled from time to time with these questions. Questions that can stop us right in our tracks and prevent us from ever moving forward.
God has given us an idea, a seed planted in our minds and hearts. A Divine Idea in the mind of God already fully realized and given to us as a divine idea. God can make that idea seed blossom into something beautiful.
Are we traveling unchartered territory? Maybe for us it is because we haven’t yet traveled down that road and gazed upon its scenery. But God has been there and God has prepared the way, so our road is not really unchartered. It has been prepared, cleared, cultivated, paved, landscaped and marked with scenic points well posted for our journey. It is an incredible and fascinating road, but unless we connect with the master architect we are likely to miss the turnoff. Our internal GPS (God’s Prayer System) is up and running and available any time we decide to follow its directions. The journey awaits our decision to hop on board. God gives us the idea, the road map, and everything we need along the way toward that place we desire to be.
Can you get there? Yes. What’s stopping you? You decide. God has you all packed and ready to go.
“O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made.”
(“How Great Thy Art”, lyric)
Affirmation: “God has prepared my way and tilled the soil. As I move forward I now plant seeds of faith and watch the blossoming miracles.”
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