“Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16: 13)
“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)
There have always been two things that have been at the forefront of my ministry. Thoughts that have been, and always will be, important for me to teach.
Firstly, I want you to know that God loves you unconditionally. I know many people have trouble accepting that. I have gotten emails and have had conversations with people who, because they are focused on what their life has been in the past, they just can’t believe God is really forgiving. But it is true, God does love you unconditionally. There is no way you can earn God’s love and there is no way you can lose God’s love. The grace and care of Spirit/God is always available to move your life forward to amazing possibility. It is the most precious gift in all the world. What we must do is humbly accept this gift of unconditional love, live it and share it freely with people everywhere that they too may know the exciting presence and power of God in their lives. God’s love is inclusive, no respecter of persons, and so too must ours.
Secondly, we must always know that we can never be alone, for God is always right where we are at every moment. Take your hand, place it on your chest, feel the beat of your heart. That’s God, that’s the life force within you that God created in the very beginning. It sustains you, nurtures you and blesses you. You need only look within yourself to find the presence, power, grace and blessing of a God who showers you with blessings too numerous to name or to number.
The spiritual practices we engage in, such as prayer, meditation, daily devotional readings, etc., help us to remember God’s presence as well as assist us through times that are challenging. Just pausing periodically in your day to say “Thank you God,” can be a game-changer in making your daily walk one of seeing opportunity instead of obstacle.
Begin to celebrate, starting today, that God is always right where you are, and that you are loved now and always unconditionally.
Affirmation: “Thank you 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.
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