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"Helping People Develop a Deeper Relationship with Jesus Christ"

Nov 23, 2014



Today's Lesson :

You've Got Mail: Have the Mind of Christ

Mike Root

From Mike:

         The only thing better than having a day of thanks, or even a season of thanks, is having a spirit of thanks.  You have heard me say many times that thankfulness is a choice.  We decide how we are going to perceive things, and when we choose to be thankful, and do it regularly, we will develop a spirit -- a heart -- a personality -- of thankfulness.  Being thankful then defines our attitude towards life and opens up the potential for us to grow in all the fruits of the spirit.  Remember my oft quoted spiritual truism:  We can rise no higher spiritually than our level of thankfulness.  If you want to explore how true that is, simply do a word search of the Bible on Biblegateway.com or some other Bible search engine, and punch in the word "thanks" in all forms of the word.  Then read how often it's used in God's Word as a spiritual foundational assumption -- the starting point for whatever spiritual quality is being discussed.  Whatever you want to grow in begins with being thankful.  Praying, giving, serving, loving, or just being like Jesus -- all must begin with choosing to be thankful.  When Paul said, "Be thankful in all circumstances," he wasn't just talking about making lemonade out of lemons.  He was talking about a spiritual perspective.

        Let's use this time of Thanksgiving to grow in thankfulness as a life perspective, not just for a holiday.  Have a wonderful week!


* Remember our Thanksgiving devotional Wednesday night at 7:00.  There will be no Bible Classes.

* Remember the Men's Mentoring devotional at the building next Sunday evening at 6:00.

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