Congratulations to Pastor Jason Jaros who was installed as the new pastor of Kids In The Now. Congratulations, also, to the graduates (High School, College, Life Skills) who were honored in yesterday's service...WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALL!
Here are the affirmations from today's A Year In The Now...
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because, even though my life is going through dramatic changes, I remember that I am still who God says I am, I still have what God says that I have, and I can still do what God says I can do! The constancy of His Word in my heart establishes me so that I can navigate the current of transition without spiritual or emotional shipwreck.
Today I will maintain the flexibility that only comes by enjoying the power of living in the now. I will realize the positive aspects of change by disconnecting from past regrets, and by avoiding fear of the future. My focused allegiance to the now will make change more tolerable — and even enjoyable.
Today I will not get bogged down in the details of change, but will rather channel my vision to the "big picture" of my life, my purpose, my destiny, my path, my life-goals. I will not allow my perception of the day's events to become exaggerated in my mind, and will not overreact when things seem to be changing too fast. My peace will be found in working toward fulfilling my unique role in the earth.
Today I will appropriately manage the relationships in my life which are being affected by my changing seasons. I will build bridges and tear down walls by using God-inspired words and actions to make a positive difference in the people of the world around me, alleviating the fears of those who fear the changes in me.
Today I will seek balance and harmony in my life. I will think like a visionary without being impractical, using my intuitive skills without becoming cynical. I will give myself permission to enjoy a healthy self-esteem, while forbidding myself to feel superior to others in any way, loving myself without becoming self-absorbed, allowing for personal change without compromising my essence and true nature.
Today I will go with the flow. I will not let my dreams and goals ensnare me with unnecessary rigidity. I will keep an open mind, never say never, and remember that the God Who is in control, makes all things possible!
Today I will survive the effects of change by nurturing my spirit, soul, and body – moving toward optimum spiritual, mental, and physical condition in an effort to be and do my best. I will view transition as needful and healthy today. Change is good for me and it is helping me to realize all of my potential. I will remember this today when the ride gets bumpy, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me to accept change in my life today. In Jesus’ name, amen.