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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”   (Proverbs 3: 5)

This verse from Proverbs can carry with it a great deal of comfort.  Or, it can just be a string of words that we read and to which we don’t attach any real meaning. Now I can’t imagine going through life and not trusting in God’s Divine Spirit to assist me. I would feel so very alone and isolated if I thought I was going through life without the help of the advocate and comforter sent by Jesus.

Too often we live our daily lives feeling as though it is through our own efforts alone that we make progress toward those things we wish to experience. We set goals, we have dreams, we do the work needed and we soon see the fruit of our efforts before us. How wonderful! How magnificent to know that we have accomplished what we have set out to do. God has indeed blessed us, and blessed us abundantly with Divine ideas and with resources to aid our journey of life.

We make the mistake, however, when we come to believe that it is through our efforts alone that we accomplish our goals. We are meant to do those things that move us forward, but, trusting in God, making room for God, and allowing God a place at the table makes all the difference. Leave room for God to take action, leave room for God to bless you, leave room for God to lead you in perhaps even a different direction that will ultimately be even more magnificent than you ever thought possible. Our thoughts and minds and our individual vision of life is so limited compared to the vision that God has for us. Let God take what you have begun and move you in ways that you never thought were possible, and then watch as a miracle is presented before you that is ever more beautiful than any dream you could have possibly envisioned on your own.

When we add God we have added the ingredient that makes all the difference.

Affirmation: “Thank you God for being the ingredient that really adds spice to my life.”   

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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