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This is certainly not the only time, but it is a great time, to let go of those thoughts and beliefs and no longer serve us or guide us to the fullness of experiencing God in our lives.

God is everywhere present and this presence is fully the same at every point.  We as humans so often develop beliefs and thoughts about God and God’s possibility of working in our life that hold us back and prevent the majesty of God from changing our lives for the better.  We often think that God is some far away and distant presence that we need to beseech and make deals with in order to feel blessed and loved.  God is not a vindictive parent, but a loving, uplifting presence that is always right where you are.  You need look no further to find God.  God is within you and awaiting your recognition of the Divine Presence.

Letting go of old thoughts of lack, limitation and defeat, or thoughts that we are all alone and God is far away and distant need to be eliminated, or exfoliated, from our thinking.  When we affirm a new truth, a greater truth, for ourselves the full power, love, grace, and possibilities of God can be experienced.

Know that you are never alone, for God is always right where you are at every moment, and that you need only look within to find the grace, power, strength, healing, and peace of a God who loves you unconditionally.

Happy New Year.

Affirmation:  Today is a new beginning.  I experience the presence of Spirit God in new and powerful ways that change my life.  I see new possibility as I let go of the old, and let God lead me to the new.

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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