“The Spirit of truth will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is.” (John 16:13, The Message)
I have always loved looking at maps. As a little boy pouring over maps and learning the geography of places fascinated me. The idea that far off places existed and had a lengthy history long before human beings knew about them also fascinates me. We find out about a place and think it is new and we are the first to experience it, but in reality it has been there since creation itself and has longed for us to find it.
There is a wonderful world of discovery awaiting us with God. God has created beauty and possibility all around us. Too often in our fog of self-doubt, worry and fear we fail to recognize the wonders and beauty before us. Like ancient explorers of another age we have become convinced that certain false assumptions are true. The world is flat, the sun revolves around the earth, God is far away from us, God plays favorites and we are not one of them, God may answer prayers, but not ours. To understand a new truth one must first believe that a new truth is possible, that there is much more beyond our limited ability to see. With even a glimmer of faith we can begin to expand our awareness and experience a greater truth. There is so much to discover with God if we remain open and receptive to new possibility.
Be open to new worlds and new worlds will present themselves. Be open to discovery, to new horizons and ideas and opportunities will be revealed. All that we wish to experience is already present and our faith in a new possibility can make that a new reality known to us. That which we are seeking is actually right before us. When we believe in the presence of the Divine Possibility it appears before us in ways more astonishing than we could have ever previously thought. Want to experience more love, know first that it is with you, want to experience more abundance, know that God is a God of abundant blessings, unlimited and pouring forth with always still more, want to experience more opportunity in your life, know that new opportunities can show up in unexpected ways when we believe that our previously limited scope of life can expand to include so much more.
Jesus taught that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. We don’t need to create it, we need only discover that it has been with us all the time.
Affirmation: “That which has been with me all along I now recognize. Thank you God for opening my heart and mind.”
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.
Join us for worship at Church In Bethesda each Sunday at 11 AM. You will be inspired, challenged, blessed and filled with positive inspiration for your each bright and exciting tomorrow. This wonderful congregation, just outside of Washington, D.C. in suburban Maryland, is a dynamic witness to the community of God’s unconditional love, grace and reconciliation. This church stands as a beacon of light for new hope and possibility that through Christ’s welcoming, unconditional and inclusive embrace, we can all experience a deep and meaningful relationship with Spirit/God, as well as with one another. An open and affirming congregation, all are welcome to join in this amazing ministry. We are located at 5033 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, Maryland just off Old Georgetown Road in the heart of downtown Bethesda. www.churchinbethesda.com
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