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“Delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  (Psalm 37: 4)

Of the many things we can experience, and for which we can be thankful, the one that comes to my mind that encompasses everything, is the presence and unconditional love of God.

It’s wonderful to know that God’s grace is always available to us. It’s comforting. It’s reassuring. It’s peaceful. But it seems to me that if we are to experience God’s grace we need to get on the same wavelength with God. We can recognize God’s grace only through our desire to let God into our lives. The grace is there, we have to stop and align with Spirit. It’s like tuning our radios to a certain frequency. The station we want is out there, it’s broadcasting, but we have to tune to the right signal to hear it. God speaks to us at the level of our willingness to listen. When we have the willingness to listen to God what we find is that God is right there, waiting for us. Grace upon grace, offered unconditionally.

Stop and give thanksgiving to God for being a real, moving, exciting presence in your life. This recognition will also connect you to Divine Spirit in a beautiful and loving way. When we make the connection, when give thanksgiving, our lives move toward the change we have always desired to experience.

Affirmation: “I take time to stop and tune in with God.”

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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