Thankful Thursday 5.9.19
As rain drops fell from the sky, I ducked my head to hustle from the car to the building avoiding as many rain drops as possible! Once inside, I glanced towards the sky in hopes of seeing an end to the rain and a chance to see the sun. I treasure the warmth the sun brings as it shines its golden rays.
As good as those rays of sunshine feel, they can not compare to the goodness brought to my life by my relationship with the Son, Christ Jesus. Forgiven for my repented mistakes. Challenged to grow beyond my current “status quo.” Blessing others through the actions of my growth and talent sharing.
Look to THE Son. Christ models humanity perfectly. He demonstrates a healthy relationship with our heavenly Father. And Jesus shows us how to interact with others. The Bible shares all of these aspects and more.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105
Take time to read the Bible (or listen through an audio app as you walk/run.) Reflect on the blessings given to you. Notice the piece of life missing for yourself and/or others that you can affect. What can you do to improve or more fully appreciate life?
The Son has a way of bringing some tough stuff into the light. A God-based support system is key to healing. As you focus on the difficult issue and bring it to Him, you will hurt facing it. But He is there to help you through the healing process. Support networks cover you in prayer, interceding for you when you may not have the strength. God, in His provenience, makes a way for the healing even when we can not see one.
Tough times are not easy to face. We all go through them. Look to Christ when you don’t know what to do. Connect with God and ask for insight into His will for your life. And at all times, tough or easy, seek to be the hands and feet of Christ.
He is with you. Bless others with your actions in Christian love. You may be the warmth God uses to shine light into another person’s life.
Blessings to you!
All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.