Imagine that you are standing at the bottom of a pool of water. Don’t worry you can breath. Feel the water all around you, as if it is a cozy blanket. You are wrapped in this water and it cradles you. With your every movement the water slowly moves along with you. The motion is smooth, seamless and there is lightness to your movement. The water actually helps to propel your motions, and leads you to where you desire to be. Your motions seem effortless as you glide from one place to another. The sensation is warm and inviting, as it is also clear and your vision of the distance ahead unencumbered.
Now think about Spirit, the Spirit of God, the comforter that Jesus promised he would send to us. That comforter, that Divine Spirit, is all around us, just like the water was in our visualization. The perfect Spirit of God, our advocate, is that beautiful force that makes us lighter, more buoyant. As in all the sensations we felt with the water, the Spirit of God that cradled us blesses us in the same way.
So, why do we not always just experience this powerful force in our lives? It is there, why do we not experience it? It must begin with our recognition of this powerful presence. We must accept it right where we are and we must welcome it into our life in a life affirming way. Difficult to do? Not at all. All we need to do is give God thanksgiving for God’s powerful presence and God’s guiding us each and every moment. Our thoughts, our prayers, our belief and our faith activate this power.
Turn on the power of this wonderful Spirit in your life by turning to God in a new and beautiful way. God is right where you are now, and at each and every moment.
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this he breathed on them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’” (John 20: 21-22)
Affirmation: “I am always surrounded by perfect Spirit as it guides and leads me to new and exciting adventures and experiences.”
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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