Thankful Thursday 2-2-2023
Thankful Thursday falling on Groundhog’s Day makes me think of the thirty year old movie Groundhog’s Day starring Bill Murray. In the movie, his character gets to report on the weather prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, but finds himself in a repeat cycle of waking up to find it is still Groundhog’s Day. Sometimes it can feel as if our days are on a repeat cycle.
When I find myself in one of these funks, I pause to look at whether I have been incorporating my devotion time into my days. Often times, I find the monotonous routine I’m keeping has lacked time in the Bible. And this makes sense. Because the Word is alive (Hebrew 4:12), it always offers something new for the mind. If I haven’t taken the time to be in the Bible, I do not learn new thoughts or see different approaches that can help me grow in my life.
While not having to think about the life I’m living might seem to be an easier route to take some days, it definitely is less exciting and invigorating than getting into the Word and applying God’s thoughts to life. Living a life with Jesus is not without its challenges, but it is so fulfilling and rewarding as we keep our eyes on Him, His thoughts, and His ways for us. Our journey through life with Jesus as our guide brims with possibilities for growth if we are willing to break our cycles, meet Him in His Word, and learn from the goodness He provides.
Thankful Thursday 2-2-2023 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.
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