Thankful Thursday 8-4-2022
The Shelter of Maturity
Thankful Thursday finds gratitude for mature trees. Here at our home, mature trees surround and fill the property. These gentle giants provide homes for many animals, sponge action from the ground water when needed, and protection from the beating sun.
Gratitude for maturity extends to my friendships with those whose lives have been steeped in Christ. They model the Fruit of the Spirit in the action of their life, when life troubles begin to arise they offer a listening ear and valuable wisdom, and challenge or redirection to choices being made that loved ones may make with a potential for a negative outcome.
Hebrews 6:1-3 encourages us “Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.”
Blessed and inspired by the maturity around me, I aspire to learn and grow in Him. The shelter of goodness offered by maturity continues to give life and growth to those open to receive it. May you find its shelter too!
Thankful Thursday 8-4-2022 Experience Opportunities:
All are invited to Worship both online and in person. Worship services occur at 8:00 am, 9:15 am, & 10:30 am. Christian Education will occur at 9:10 am. To learn more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.
Want to be part of a prayer group? We come together in a collective effort to support and lift up others during your time with God. Join our 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.