I am not sure where I read this, but I think it’s wonderful and wanted to share it.
The musicians at a nightclub were complaining about an old piano. The keys would often stick and the sound was truly hideous. After months of listening to the grumbling and whining the nightclub owner finally decided to do something about it…he sent the piano out to be painted.
This makes me think. How often do we settle for a paint job, a cover-up, instead of getting a full-blown tune-up? It is easy to adorn ourselves with the trappings of faith by memorizing Bible verses or even some prayers, but those words are meaningless to us if we do not understand the deeper meanings and learn to live out that truth. The Apostle Paul addressed this when he wrote the church in Corinth, “If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”
Love, Light, God, Spirit, Peace, Grace; these are all the presence of God right where we are at every moment. When we allow this realization of the Divine Presence to lead and mold our lives suddenly everything in our outer experience cannot help but change. It starts with love. Love as God has loved us, wherever we are and at every moment. An unconditional love, poured out freely to all those who would receive it and live it.
Our experience of God in our lives then is lived from the inside out, not the other way around. Fill yourself with this God Light and the keys of your very being will play beautiful and harmonious music. God’s music, sung through you.
Affirmation: “The mighty Spirit of God works through me at this and every moment.”
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.
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