“I believe; help my unbelief.” (Mark 9: 24)
What does it mean to say “Yes” to the Christ? How is our “Yes” to him helping us move forward in our lives?
There is great power for us in saying “yes,” even during those times when it may be quite challenging for us to utter that word. We may not wish to think about saying “yes” right now because of the circumstances of our lives. We don’t like where we seem to be and what is happening all around us. We don’t want to say “yes” and affirm where we are, but rather we may want to say “enough already,” “deliver me God from the people and events that seem to be swallowing me up”. However, even in these unsettling times we can say “yes” to God by allow that “yes” to be a new declaration of our faith. This new declaration can be for us one that affirms that where we are is not a place we will stay, but it is right now that jumping off place to where we desire to be. Our “yes” can acknowledge where our faith and belief are at this very moment, that what we know is that we are constantly in a state of grace. Our “yes” can be for us those new thoughts of revelation that change along with us. Ultimately, our “yes” is our prayer to the Christ in response to his asking if we trust him. He asks if we believe that what he has told us about his unconditional love, his grace and his healing for us is a promise we believe in. Our “yes” to Christ is our belief that new life for us is always possible. Our “yes” is our willingness to be changed, moved and uplifted to a greater realization of Spirit’s power to move in all aspects of our lives.
Christ loves us unconditionally and fully. Christ has said “yes” to us, and we can say “yes” to him.
Affirmation: “Yes, I allow the Christ to anoint my life and direct me in all my ways.”
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 for our SpiritSong service at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall at First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA. This Contemporary Celebration and Praise service is 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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