Thankful Thursday 1-7-2021

Drawing Closer

Thankful Thursday finds the gratitude today despite the emotional upheaval. I take time today to remember: I am a creation & child of God. All the emotions I get to experience are gifts from my heavenly Father.

With the gift of free will, the response and reaction I choose to my emotions either honors God or myself. The reactions (to my emotions) of turning to God equate to getting in His Word and sharing my heart by coming to Him in prayer. In drawing closer to Him I position myself to hear and understand as best I can His Will for me. I know that God will direct me where and when He wants me to move as I keep my eyes and ears on Him.

Praying

Right now I’m praying for guidance and direction as I use my gift of free will to choose to walk in my life by the Spirit. In doing so these fruits will come forth:

Galatians 5:22-26

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

I humbly invite you, a fellow creation and child of God, to draw closer to Him. Follow Jesus example. And allow God to use us to have His Glory shine through the fruit of the Spirit in our actions.

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 1-7-2021 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Online Worship. To know more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

On Facebook (Gravel Hill Church) and Twitter (@GravelHill): A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! find postings from our worship leader, Joyce. She shares a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.