Dear Precious Saints of MBC,
I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the Lord's Day.
This coming Thursday is Thanksgiving. A valuable lesson to learn is this: Essential to personal magnetism is Thanksgiving.
Hans Seyle, the famous stress researcher claims that one attitude that influences the quality of everyday life more than any other is an attitude of thanksgiving! Seyle said that gratitude "deepens our peace of mind, our feeling of security verses insecurity, our feeling of fulfillment verses frustration: In short, the extent to which we feel a success." By contrast the most destructive emotion is revenge.
Mike McAdams of Nashville, Tennessee, visited his wife Chery in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. "How is she?" an anxious friend asked as he exited the unit.
"It's touch and go," Mike replied. "She recognized me. We prayed together and held hands. And then we quoted the passage about thanksgiving in the book of James that says, 'Consider it joy, my bothers, when you face trials of many kinds...'
"You know," he added, "it's impossible to be anxious and thankful at the same time."
See you on Sunday!
In the light of His glory and grace: