This is our “now” moment in the presence of God and this is the most precious moment we have. Right now. This is where God meets us to provide us with Spirit’s blessing. This is where God can and will speak to us in new and exciting ways if we use this “now” moment to hear that still small voice within.
Our faith in God and God’s promises overrides precedence in our lives. It overrides all that has gone before. When we limit our faith to what has already been accomplished in our lives few “miracles” can occur. What has gone on before is just history. We can learn from it, even embrace and cherish parts of it, but that history need not shape the rest of our lives unless we make that choice. Our faith can create new avenues for the full expression of God to shine forth through our lives and it can create more of all that we would desire to experience. More health, abundance, peace, right relationships, a newness of courage and a focus to see miracles all around us awaits. It is not as important that we demonstrate the full power of God in our lives as it is that we are moving in the right direction. Daily, in prayer, feeling more, and still more, of God’s presence.
Our willingness, our part then, is our faith. It is our preparation for letting God take over. We are to become mentally and consciously aware of the Presence of God and let that be our guiding light.
It is in this now moment that we prepare ourselves for God’s action in our lives. We can prepare by saying to God, “Here I am Lord, how will you use me this day?”
And then, we are to listen, for God is asking us: Do we believe? Do we have faith? Do we know that God walks with us and we are filled with all the blessings of God in abundance. Yesterday is gone and over. Today is the appointed time and hour. We are to remember that our creator God, Perfect Spirit, knows what we need, now and at all times.
“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad, let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant,and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” (Psalm 96: 11-12)
Affirmation: “Now is the time and God is my very present guide.”
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
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