Crossroads United Methodist Church

Service Info

Pastor

Reverend Jan Justice


Sunday Service
Fellowship at 9:45 am
Service and Childrens Sunday School
at 10:00 am

Welcome to Crossroads!

Thought for the week:

Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to Go and praise God’s name.  Psalm 100:4

 

I truly believe that gratitude or thankfulness opens the door to the presence of God.  Thankfulness is built on trust.  When words of thanks get stuck in your throat, consider your trust level.  Do you trust that God is with you and will continue to bless you?  Do you ultimately believe that God has a plan for your life and that ultimately everything will end up alright?  When thankfulness flows freely from your heart and lips, you are drawn closer to God.  However, being always thankful is something that only God can teach us.   As of student of gratefulness, that means seeing how many times in the day you can thank God for the gifts you have been giving which awakens our awareness to a multitude of blessings.  Gratitude can cushion the impact of trials when they are experienced.  As 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  It isn’t easy to give thanks when it feels like your whole world is caving in.  It seems so much easier to give thanks when everything is going our way.  The true test of faith though, is if, in times of trouble, we can still say “thank you” for what we have. 

Have a wonderful week - hope to see you next Sunday. 

Pastor Jan










Links

The United Methodist Church
www.umc.org/

Kansas East Conference
www.kansaseast.org

The United Methodist Women
gbgm-umc.org/umw/