Our words have power, a power to heal and a power to guide us. May you be blessed abundantly as you allow this word to speak to you this week.
As we chose our word for this week we did so with great intention. It is the week that we honor the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and as we do so we think of the struggles that humans have faced and that they have overcome. Struggles because of race, sexual orientation, religion, gender. People have throughout history faced struggles with dignity and resolve to enlighten the masses to the one true humanity of all people. God has created us each with a beautiful individual expression of life and we are to understand and live out that life to the fullest of our abilities. What brings us comfort is the knowledge that we don’t have to do it alone, for Spirit God is always right where we are at every moment to help. If we have a need, it will be provided. If there are other people needed for us to continue our dream, God will send them to us and us to them. When we face struggles and challenges we can look upon them in two ways. They can defeat us and cause us to cower in retreat, or we can see them as challenges from which we can rise above to new heights of understanding.
Because each thought we have is powerful we should always begin by affirming that the presence of Spirit God is always available to us in whatever way we need. Each positive, affirmative thought can create the change we desire to see in the world.
Whatever the challenges are that you may be facing today know that Spirit God is facing them with you. Together, you and God, can surmount those challenges and create beautiful new opportunities for you and for others. Yes, we live in a fragmented world, but the great power of Spirit God is right here with us to help mend those broken places and set us free.
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.