Yesterday, in the first message in our new series this month on "Thanksgiving," we listed seven to-do items for maintaining a thankful heart through the month of November. These include:
1. Maintain a thankful attitude (Ephesians 5:20).
a. We can do this through learning the mental habit of thanksgiving.
2. Be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18).
3. Do a daily Bible study on all verses related to thanksgiving.
a. Write down your findings.
4. Memorize one thanksgiving verse per week.
5. Read Philippians through daily for thirty days.
6. Make a list of ten things about your spouse (if married) or a relative or friend (if single), giving thanks for each one daily for three months.
7. Make a list of ten other items for which you are thankful, thanking God for them daily.
Note: This list was taken from Tim Lahaye's book, "Why You Act The Way You Do", pages 244-247.
Child of God, be encouraged this week!
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