Thankful Thursday 9-16-2021


Thankful Thursday felt the movement in the air this morning on our walk. Gratitude flowed from me as the breeze consistently kissed my skin throughout the walk. That gentleness was in stark contrast to the cool winds that whipped along side the storms that came through last evening. While these experiences varied greatly, both offered grounding and calming effects.

Despite the stark contrast in the way I experienced the wind, I also found another common element: movement. These movements brought newness and energy. The soft breeze encouraged my consistent, steady stride as I walked along. The strong cool winds brought peace and calm to me as they raced around, making my thoughts, emotions, and feelings grounded.

Our Heavenly Father knows what each of us is going through mentally, physically, and spiritually. He uses the Holy Spirit to move through our lives to encourage us, calm us, and ground us if we look and listen for His movement. The Bible tells us in John 14:26: “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” As I move through my devotion time and through the world each day, I’m grateful to our Heavenly Father for the creation of each level of movement both His and the ability gifted to you and to me.

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 9-16-2021 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.

If you want to be part of a prayer group joining in collective efforts to support and lift up others during your time with God, you can do so through our new Facebook group: Gravel Hill Prayers. It is a closed group to be mindful of the private and sensitive requests made. And it’s purpose is for you to be a prayer warrior both interceding where others are asking for assistance in prayer and requesting prayers for situations that need lifting. To join, please send an email to Katie.