“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here I am; send me!.” Isaiah 6:8)
The Rev. Dr. Carolyn Ann Knight has written “God never sends us where God has not been. God never sends us without first preparing the way.” Where is it we want to be? Where is it we would like to go? Can we get there? What’s stopping us? God has given us an idea, a seed planted in our minds and hearts. It is also God who can make that seed blossom into something beautiful.
Are we traveling unchartered territory? Maybe for us it is because we haven’t yet traveled down that road and gazed upon its scenery. But God has been there and God has prepared the way, so our road is not really unchartered. It has been prepared, cleared, cultivated, paved, landscaped and marked with scenic points well posted for our journey. Each of us has a road created and marked especially for us, it has our name engraved on it, but unless we connect with the master architect we are likely to miss the turnoff.
Life is filled with many things, distractions and daily ups and downs. Now, more than ever, it is important to stop, check in with God, and be filled with God’s Divine Spirit. Remember to breathe deeply and thoughtfully. Remember to realize that you are never alone, for God is always right where you are at every moment, so you don’t have to “work” at experiencing God’s presence, it’s there. Just relax and realize this power that is right where you are now and always. As you do this you will feel a gentle pull toward the things you truly wish to experience. The journey down your special road will be bright and filled with joy and happiness. Each moment of your journey will be filled with adventures created especially for you. The wonder of God moving in, through, and as you, at every moment is indeed just a thought away.
Even a one minute connection with God will make all the difference. Of course, if you have more than a minute I’m sure God would enjoy the visit.
Affirmation: “I check in often with God and see amazing new miracles blossom all around me.”
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.
If you are in the Los Angeles area for Easter, please come and join us. We will worship that day at 6am, 9am, 11am, 5:30pm and 7pm. All are welcome to join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Check out our website for details. http://www.fccnh.org
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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