What intention have you set for your life today? This week? This month, or this year? Or, have you just been taking each day as it comes, hoping for the best without any real plan?
We have all heard the expression, “got up on the wrong side of the bed today.” When we give into that feeling, that emotion for our life that day, we have set before us a mighty intention that will color everything we experience. That’s where our mind is, where our focus is aimed, and so that is what we are poised to continue to experience.
We can unconsciously set an intention by being angry, unhappy, feeling put upon, you name it, or we can, with conscious intent, place before us a road of happiness, peace, joy and excitement. We get to choose. At the end of the day how would you have liked your day to look? Beginning your day with an intention toward that end can make a major difference.
What would we like to experience this day? How will we recognize it? What stepping-stones are we putting down to get us there? Now, of course things will come at us during the course of a day that may not be ones we would wish to experience, but, if we have set a positive intention for ourselves of peace, joy and God’s presence moving in our lives we will be in a much better place to handle those curves in the road.
So, try a little experiment with me for several days and see what happens. Before you get out of bed, affirm the presence of God right where you are. Affirm that God is in all the events that enfold throughout the coming day. Affirm that God is helping your faith and joy in living to prosper. And also affirm that any little annoyances that may come up God will smooth over and handle with prefect peace. This new focus of intention will go before you to create more of those things you would wish to experience and it will also bring the joy and peace of God into your life in new and wondrous ways.
“I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground.” (Isaiah 42:16)
Affirmation: “Everywhere I look I see Spirit expressing. How wonderful, how comforting, how magnificent!”
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.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. http://www.fccnh.org
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