Thought for the Week: What awaits around the bend?

As we journey through Life, we are met sometimes with ob­stacles, challenges and forks in the road. How many times have we looked back through all these “unplanned” paths and realized the value, lessons, and actual blessings they con­tained? The truth of the mat­ter is that there is a Higher Power living through our lives and the sooner we acknowl­edge and look to It for guid­ance and direction, the more gracious and giving our lives become.

Isaiah 65:24 reads: “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer, and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.” There is no more intimate of a relationship that we can have greater and more fulfilling than that of the Great I Am that resides in our hearts and souls. We live, move and have our being in this infi­nite, unlimited power and pres­ence. It’s will for us is always the highest and best.

This loving, all knowing, God presence withholds nothing of Its good from us. We are the ones who unknowingly place ourselves in limitation, lack and despair. The great Master Teacher, Jesus the Christ, told us “I of myself can do nothing. It is the father within that do­eth the works.” This loving fa­ther wants us to willingly take the path that He has prepared. Even if we cannot see beyond the bend, He is there beckon­ing us forward. His almighty hand prepares a table for us in the presence of our enemies. He anoints our heads with oil and our cups runneth over.

The next time you are met with a quandary or indecision as to which way to turn, turn within and let the Father with­in provide for your every need.

Say with me: “I know God’s loving presence is eternally leading and guiding me. I know I am loved, safe, and al­ways provided for my every need. I accept and give thanks that this is so.”

— Rev. Gay Beauregard, Alpine Church of Spiritual Living


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