“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord.” (Jeremiah 17:7)
There are certain realities of life that often come to slap us in the face. This is where I am right now. This is what I am experiencing. This is what is happening around and in me right now. We feel what we feel and often that is not what we would desire it to be. Our life is feeling inadequate and we need a shot of something to get us back in the direction we wish to go. So, we often ask, where do I go from here?
Our scripture says blessed are those who trust in the Lord.
It may seem easy to say trust in the Lord, but often it is difficult for us to do so because we are so overwhelmed by our current reality. I read a wonderful meditation technique that I think can help us to clear our thoughts and bring us to a greater understanding and awareness of God’s presence.
Sit quietly in a comfortable position. Do your best to let go of all outside mental distractions. Being conscious of your breathing in and your breathing out, imagine a giant wave of God’s Light and Spirit washing over you. See this wave of Light/Spirit wash over and through you and as it does so it brings to you newness of energy and a vibration of perfect love. Do this everyday for five to ten minutes. Go into this meditation with an intention of what you would like to experience. Perhaps it’s peace, healing, love, reconciliation, abundance, whatever it is you need and see this wave of Light Spirit bring a greater awareness of those things into your life as you also let go and release all that would deny that truth within you.
This meditation is great to shift our thinking away from the negative thoughts that separate us from God’s presence and to re-focus our thinking and trust back to the one through whom all things are possible.
Clearing our thoughts and opening ourselves to new revelations of the perfect Spirit of God always right where we are is a wonderful way to move us toward living the more abundant life we all desire.
Affirmation: “My trust is in God’s presence with me at this and every moment.”
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. We are an open and affirming congregation.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. http://www.fccnh.org
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