Thankful Thursday 8-19-2021

Grounded through Change

Thankful Thursday see change all around. In this season of sending kids and young adults off to school, many shifts are happening. Schedules morph, expectations raise, and the air crackles with MANY emotions.

Taking time to remember is a grounded activity amidst the swirl of change. We are God’s creation, His handiwork. Psalm 139:14 states I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Additionally the words from Jeremiah  29:11 give hope: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This is emphasized through 2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! What joy this message brings!

Your life experiences so far have brought you to this moment of living. No matter how good or how awful they were, they built you and the person you are today. When you allow, God takes every piece of your life (which He knows intimately) and uses it for His glory. Through this shifting season of life, I encourage you to take the morphing schedules, changing expectations, and BIG emotions to God. When you continually place it in His hands and praise Him, we just may have a bit of heaven on earth.

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 8-19-2021 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Worship both online and in person. In person options occur Sundays at 8 am, 9:15 am, & 10:30 am. Masks are optional at all services. To learn 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.