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!
As author Tim LaHaye states in his book, Why You Act The Way You Do, "What you are emotionally is what you are!" He goes on to opine that this statement may be a little strong, but it is very close to reality. Of all our emotions, fear and anger rank as two of the most important, and perhaps most potentially destructive as well.
This statement, made by LaHaye, is very telling regarding the influence of fear and anger in our lives. He states, "Anger and fear in their many forms are the most significant causes of limiting the strengths of a person's temperament and also are the principal causes of breakdown in marriage and the family."
We will be talking more about fear and anger, and their influence on temperament and behavior, at our Breakfast, Book, and Bible Club meeting tomorrow morning at 8:30am. Come join us for an awesome breakfast and a refreshing Bible study and discussion!
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