5.16.2024 Thankful Thursday

Connecting with Jesus

Thankful Thursday found me headed to the dentist. There for a routine cleaning, I felt my hygienist scraping for what felt like an extra long time. It prompted me to comment, “I’ve been trying really hard to reach behind my back molars like you told me to do last time I was here, but with the scrapping your are doing on my other teeth, did I neglect them?”

She kindly answered, “No, you didn’t neglect them.” She was doing her job to make my teeth as smooth as she possibly could to minimize the opportunity for plaque to build up until the next time I come back. She knows that I will brush and floss my teeth daily to help combat the plaque build up too.

Just like our teeth hygiene needs daily attention with routine deep focus, so does our spiritual life. Our daily, prayerful conversations and devotions give us consistent connection with Jesus. Then our weekly worship (Psalm 102:22) services give us a communal connection with Jesus. Entering into a study group offers a deeper dive of learning, reflecting, and applying to connect with Jesus. Each one is important to our faith walk.

And if your faith walk hasn’t been as consistent as you’d like, try tying a prayer to one of your daily activities like brushing your teeth. Post a note on your bathroom mirror to help you remember as you get started. Pretty soon, you will have sparkling pearly white teeth and a more consistent conversation happening with Jesus. Two great activities that will have you smiling a bit more!

Happy flossing,brushing, and praying! Blessings!

Thankful Thursday 5-16-2024 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. (*8:00 & 10:30 AM worship services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel: @GravelHillUMC. Subscribe & click the bell to be notified when streaming starts.) Christian Education occurs 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. You do this during your time with God knowing others are also lifting these prayers to 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: 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.