Rose outside FCCNH at dusk 4Oct07 Karl Klein photographer copy

Discovery. The dictionary defines discovery as “to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, gain sight, to notice or realize.” Discovery then is recognizing that which is already present, but it becomes new to us.
Watch a baby discover new things around them, it is not only fun to watch, but very enlightening. We can learn by watching this. The excitement of seeing something not previously experienced and figuring out what it is, what does one do with it, how does it alter our life? And, very importantly, making a decision as to whether or not one wishes to continue to experience that newly discovered thing.
Think about the presence of God. This divine presence has always been with us, but when we first discover the power of God working in our lives it’s as if suddenly it just showed up. It is as if suddenly for some reason God is now with us. That presence was there all the time, but our being unaware has kept us from fully enjoying the gift of all that God can be in our lives.
Just like a baby learns to experience new things it discovers, we can learn more about the power of God working in our lives by deepening our relationship with God/Spirit.
Discovery is a joyous event. It awakens us to new possibility and as we discover more of God acting in our lives we can affirm that we are divinely blessed at each and every moment.
How does this new awareness and discovery of Spirit/God right where we are change our lives? Well, that is up to us. God can only be and do for us what we allow God to be and do for us. When we allow God to be the guiding force of our lives, directing us, nurturing us and blessing us we have come a long way in discovering the power of God working in our lives.
Reach out your hand, grasp the hand of Spirit/God and you will be well on your way to new adventures and discoveries that await you.

“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43: 19)

Affirmation: “I know that I am blessed at this and every moment of my life. What a great discovery!”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker

We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.