What are you thinking about today? What thoughts do you dwell on today? Sometimes it’s good for us to take a moment and be accountable to ourselves for ourselves. If we are thinking today in a negative way our thoughts get stuck on seeing the unpleasant and the hurtful side of life. When that happens we get stuck in looking for more things to be negative about. Not a very productive way to spend our day. Of course if you really desire to see more discord in your life congratulations, you are well on your way.
Even when things are not going as we would have them to go we can change the direction of our thinking by declaring we will seek to see things in a different way. We can renew our spirit and our outlook by remembering that God is always right where we are and that God is always so much bigger than any circumstance that we are facing. How much more pleasant are the thoughts of peace and joy and possibility than those of defeat. This is not being a Pollyanna, or practicing wish fulfillment, but it is a spiritual truth that the things we choose to focus upon become the dominant actions that appear in our lives. Author Ella Wheeler Wilcox wrote: “Say you are well, or all is well with you and God shall hear your words and make them true.” This is a powerful form of affirmative prayer. It is what Jesus did when he healed. He saw past the appearances that were placed before him and he saw and affirmed a great truth of God.
Don’t let yourself get so far away from God that you need a GPS to find your way back. God loves you. Allow that beautiful passion that dwelled within you when you first discovered God’s power in your life to be renewed and restored today. Wonderful new possibility awaits your faith and belief in the one through whom all things are possible.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:19a
Affirmation: “Life is ever changing and God moves with me to make each new moment filled with amazing possibility.”
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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