In 1971 John Lennon wrote “Imagine,” a song that expressed his dream of world peace: “Imagine all the people / Living life in peace … You may say I’m a dreamer / But I’m not the only one / I hope someday you’ll join us / And the world will be as one.”
The life we desire to lead and our recognition of God’s power in us has to start somewhere and it starts in our thoughts. Imagine. Visualize. Dream that we may experience. Let your imagining then become your action. Your action in your words, in your smiles, in your embracing of another. Action in your service to others. Let your imagining be one of seeing love and light wherever we may be. Love that heals and encourages. Light that exposes the darkness that we may be transformed through the energy of the Christ. Imagine peace in our community, our country and the world. We spend far too much time imagining war and being fearful. Let’s imagine that fear no longer paralyzes us and that worry no longer has a stranglehold on us.
Imagine what it is you would wish to experience. Affirm that which you would wish to experience – proclaim that which you would wish to experience – and with grateful hearts offer up thanksgiving to God, that Spirit is indeed moving in all aspects of your life.
Imagination is powered by faith and followed by belief. It is followed by new vision and belief in possibility and it is powered by knowing that God can, will, and does indeed provide all that we need to move forward – with that imagining – to create a new picture of a life lived in vivid colors and textures that we embrace.
Imagine and believe.
“I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” (Psalm 27: 13)
Affirmation: “What new imaginings can God and I create together today?”
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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