Thankful Thursday 4-30-2020
Thankful Thursday falls on the final day of April. Here in central PA, the cloud-filled skies drop various rates of rain to the earth’s surface below. The gray skies offer eyes a dismal view, but the old adage: “April showers bring May flowers” comes to mind and gives hope of the beauty we will see in the near future.
So while the rain falls outside, I hunker down inside to tackle tasks on my computer. This tool provides the platform to be a gift of communication. While the ability to share information and inspiration is only a click away, so too are the distracting rabbit holes of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and so on. When clicking into one of these application, the responsibility lies upon my shoulders to remember why I am using it. What am I looking for? Links for work? Ideas for personal inspiration? Or filling time without intentionally thinking about it?
When I think about each of these scenarios, I know it is all too easy for me to lose my focus. I need gentle reminders to snap me back into focus to accomplish the task at hand and the goodness of God before me. At the beginning of each day, I wake with a prayer of gratitude at the gift of another day and make time to read God’s Word (usually-I am human after all and it doesn’t always happen). Today’s verses were really good. Check them out: James 1:2; 2 Corithians 12:9; John 8:31-36. I choose to start this way with the goal of steering my thoughts, actions, and words to be aligned with how God wants me to live. Does alignment always match up and does my focus always stay there? No.
Adages, remembrances, and God moments mercifully nudge me back into focus. I reconnect with my why. Choosing to align with God’s Will for my life, I allow His glory to shine through my weakness.
I am grateful for God’s redirect when my focus and actions go awry. Eyes on Him. Praising His abundant goodness, guidance, and blessings.
Blessings to you!
Thankful Thursday 4-30-2020 Experience Opportunities:
All are invited to Sunday Online Worship at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. To know more about these services, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.
Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill are currently canceled; however, look for worship services online on our Sunday Sermon page.
New on Facebook and Twitter: A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! posts from our worship leader, Joyce. You can search for our page by typing: Gravel Hill Church beside the magnifying glass. She will be sharing a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.