We all know the saying, and use it rather freely at times to make a point, “Elvis has left the building.” When we say this we are acknowledging that something has changed and shifted. The atmosphere has been altered; the presence in the room is now different.
Suppose we lived our lives with another thought? Suppose we lived our lives as though “Jesus is in the room?”
What decisions about life would we make if we knew Jesus was standing beside us? What choices about our thoughts and actions would we make if Jesus were in the room and watching? What plans would we make about our future, or even our present circumstances, if we knew Jesus was standing along side of us?
Well my friends, Jesus is standing beside you and Jesus is watching. He is watching because he loves and cares about you and he wants to help, if we would allow him to do so.
Often, at our Wednesday night meditation service we do an exercise wherein we visualize ourselves seated on a bench and suddenly Jesus comes and sits beside us. He takes our two hands in his and we just sit together in silence. How powerful this is as we immerse ourselves in the healing energy of the Christ.
Jesus is available to us in any way that we need him to be. He can observe us quietly, or he can take action to assist us with whatever is going on in our lives. Either way, it is comforting to know always that Jesus is indeed right where we are. But, we must also remember that Jesus calls us into action. We reach out to Jesus and call forth for his assistance, but we must then move forward following his Divine direction, knowing that he will provide all that we need in abundance as we need it.
Jesus is in the room. The energy and the vibration has indeed shifted when we recognize his presence. The light is brighter, the air is clearer, the atmosphere lifted. Our recognition of this powerful presence becomes the instrument of change we have been seeking. As we change, as we shift, our circumstances change and shift. We begin to see new possibility for ourselves and for our world.
It begins with a new thought, a new realization, a new belief and affirmation of truth. It begins with the presence in the room.
Affirmation: “In the room, or out on the town, Jesus is always right beside me.”
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. We will lift one another to live exciting, abundant new lives of possibility and purpose.
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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