Thankful Thursday 1-23-2020

Thankful Thursday delivers yet another day where we wake up, greet the day with our attitude of choice, and rise to meet the opportunities before us. Many of us rotely make our way through the moments blandly slogging through the schedule ahead. And yet those schedules glimmer with gems that twinkle to meet our attention.

Do we lift our eyes to see those sparkling moments? Or do we lock our eyes on the 12 inches in front of our feet checking for our footing for the smooth path of the known that lies ahead? Often our choice comes by default to our subconsciousness. Our human nature looks downward and inward.

When we pause as nature does to rest, recover, and regroup, reflection on the power of our choices ignites the spark of possibility to make one small change. That one small change creates a ripple effect. When you choose your morning attitude, which do you take on for the day: I have to … attitude OR I am able to … attitude?

We have the gift of free will. The Bible offers the perfect model for living a life with the gift of free will fully submitted to God through Jesus Christ. He modeled looking heavenward and outward. Go to God first and then connecting with others. Your choice decides the day you have either dismal or blessed.

Grateful for the choice, the responsibility, and powerfully positive possibility.

Blessings to you!

1-23-2020 Experience Opportunities:

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.

1-26-2020 “Navigating Troubled Waters” shared by Pastor Shawn Lochinger with verses select from Matthew 6 & 7.

2-2-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series will continue. This January/February book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from chapters 4 & 5 (Pages 33 – 54.). To get your copy, order one online. If you need assistance in ordering, please contact the church office (717)838-2147.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.