“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord.” (Jeremiah 17:7)
There are certain realities of life that often come to slap us in the face. We think: this is where I am right now. This is what I am experiencing. This is what is happening around and in me right now. We feel what we feel and often that is not what we would desire it to be. Our life is feeling inadequate and we need a shot of something to get us back in the direction we wish to go. So, we often ask, where do I go from here?
Our scripture says blessed are those who trust in the Lord.
It may seem easy to say trust in the Lord, but often it is difficult for us to do so because we are so overwhelmed by our current reality. Circumstances of our daily life overwhelm us and it is difficult to separate our each thought from the current experience. We know we can and should lift up a prayer to God (I will take this opportunity to remind you, as I often have to remind myself, that prayer should be our first call, not our last resort), but entering into a space for meaningful prayer can be difficult. I know when our minds are spinning with current circumstances all else can seem yet just another challenge and frustration that we encounter. When we do finally get around to talking with Spirit/God often our prayer life consists of prayer to God, praying to Christ, when our focus is more meaningful when we pray through God, through Christ, in and through Spirit. When we pray simply to we seem to run a shopping list as if we are ordering from Amazon. Praying through allows us to dialogue meaningfully with Spirit in a personal way. Praying through allows us to connect so much more deeply with our oneness with the Divine Truth of Spirit/God in our lives. When we recognize and affirm that we need not reach out to a force apart from us, not separate from us, but within us, right where we are at every moment, that connection can speak to us at a more intimate and personal level. When we do so our conscious awareness of that beautiful Spiritual presence will move us to greater realization of divine power living within us and seeking expression. The answers we seek will become more clear and will show up in ways that we can recognize and understand.
There is a wonderful meditation technique that can help us to clear our thoughts and bring us to a greater understanding and awareness of God’s presence.
Sit quietly in a comfortable position. Do your best to let go of all outside mental distractions. Being conscious of your breathing in, and your breathing out, imagine a giant wave of God’s Light and Spirit washing over you. See this wave of Light/Spirit wash over and through you over and over, and as it does so it brings to you newness of energy, a vibration of perfect love and a greater awareness of that spark of Spirit Light within you. See the negative, the burdens of life, the darkness of things, being washed away and sent out into that sea of Light no more being a part of your reality. See the newness of Spirit lifting you to fresh experiences that allow you to live in the Light of Spirit’s Truth and blessings. Do this several times a day for five to ten minutes. Go into this meditation with an intention of what you would like to experience. Perhaps it’s peace, healing, love, reconciliation, abundance, whatever it is you need, and see this wave of Light Spirit bringing a greater awareness of those things into your life as you also let go and release all that would deny that truth within you.
This meditation is great to shift our thinking away from the negative thoughts that separate us from God’s presence and to re-focus our thinking and trust back to the one through whom all things are possible.
May your experience communing with Spirit/God be rich, meaningful and joyous.
Affirmation: “My trust is in God’s presence with me at this and every moment.”
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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