“Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139: 7)
The answer to the question posed in our scripture is “nowhere.” There is absolutely nowhere we can go that the presence of God is not. This I find extremely comforting, for no matter what we are experiencing we have the assurance that God is right where we are. Not only is God experiencing with us what we are feeling, but God is also present to move us through that experience should it be one we wish to release from our life.
Our word for the week is a powerful one. The word is “Be.” To “be” is to always have a consciousness that affirms that the fullness of all that we are is a creation of God. This is a being that affirms that life is truly stacked in our favor, but we must live our life as though that is the truth about God being active in our lives. Whatever is happening, God is right there.
We should begin by examining the thoughts we are having right now. Are we affirming that God is providing for us and blessing us right now? Do we look at our life right now and affirm those things we really want to experience? Our thoughts today will create our tomorrow. If we want a full and blessed tomorrow we must look no further than what we are thinking today. Affirmative God thoughts today will be the seeds that bloom tomorrow.
Shakespeare wrote, “To be, or not to be.” The choice is ours to be all that we have been created to be. When we live that truth God says to us, “Just wait. Just wait. You were going to be amazed at what I have in store for you. You are going to love this, just wait.”
Affirmation: “Today I affirm that all that I am is the creation of a loving God. I will live that truth in all that I experience and I give God thanksgiving that it is so.”
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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