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:  Psalm 68:9 (NIV)  9 You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. 

I don’t think anyone has just one addiction.  Addictions seem to come in clusters.  Frequently we use one addiction to support another or to mask another.  When our body is just too tired from working too much, we use chemicals or food to keep us going.  When we are too buzzed up from caffeine to sleep after we have met a deadline, then we use food, alcohol or prescription drugs to slow us down.  Even exercise, although it is good for us, can be taken to extremes especially when we are trying to make up for that chocolate cake we ate to keep us going.  I guess you could say that it is not what we do so much as it is the way and why we do it that gets us in the end.  There are times I just have to look at myself in the mirror and say “Now Jan, who is it that sets your schedule?”  I find that much of my busyness doesn’t really make a difference in the long run and that when I’m full of busyness, I’m not necessarily full of God.  How do I know that?  Because when I’m full of the Spirit, I’m at peace.  The above scripture reminds me that if we will just take the time to notice, God keeps sending us abundant showers of grace.  Yet, sometimes we are so focused on “stuff” that we are just too busy to notice.  If we would take a moment to let God’s grace fall upon us, we wouldn’t need all the addictions to keep us going.  So this week, take a few moments and think about what addictions you use to keep yourself going in life.  What would happen if you let them all go and chose to let God keep you going?  Just a thought.  Have a wonderful week.  Pastor Jan

Links

The United Methodist Church
www.umc.org/

Kansas East Conference
www.kansaseast.org

The United Methodist Women
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