Throughout our lives there are many times when we begin, ever so slowly, and without our conscious awareness, to drift off balance. Through our personal efforts to maneuver through life we forget that we do not have to do everything alone. God is the great power behind the ship of life, and we steer it with our faith, belief, trust and thoughts.
Let us each affirm as we pray: “Gracious and most loving God, thank you that in those times in which I begin to drift off course, and begin to lose sight of where I should be, that you are indeed that which can restore me to wholeness. You are the one who molds and forms my life and you are the one in whom I can place my trust. In this very moment I can once again acknowledge that I am the work of your hand and that your hand will provide for all that is needed at each and every moment. If it is health, you are restoring that now, if it is the healing of relationships, the manifestation of career opportunities or a feeling of security and right action in my life, I can affirm that you are right here and in this moment I can know I am brought back to perfection. I am your clay Lord, mold me how you will.”
The great singer Ethel Waters said, “God don’t create no junk.”
So thank you God for all that you do in our lives now and always. Mold us to be that which you would have us to be and may we allow your mighty hand to create us to be your priceless work of art.
“O Lord, you are our God. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
Affirmation: “I am God’s perfect work of art.”
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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