It’s thanksgiving and the temptation is to look around and base our thankfulness on how our circumstances are. If they are not so good, then maybe we’re not so thankful. If they are really good, then we are really thankful. But that makes you a slave to your circumstances and your heart of thanksgiving depends on how things are going. Consider that maybe a thankful heart will give you ability to see God at work in whatever circumstances you find yourself. He can bring good out of hardship. Being full of gratitude for God’s love and the privilege of being His child through Jesus Christ will give you eyes to see His hand at work whether things are going well or not. That is the essence of true thanksgiving. It lets you see the work of God whether in good or hard circumstances. Don’t be a slave to what goes on around you. Bring a heart of gratitude for the love God has for you, and then you will be able to see Him at work in making you His person.
Let me know if you have a prayer request this week. It’s a wonderful time to know of God’s love.
Invitation: I’d like to invite you to a Graduate/Professional Student Chapel at 7:00 – 7:30pm, Monday, December 6 in the VIP Room (just inside the Event Center upper doors). Your faculty member knows about this and is asked to take their break at this time. Brian Holland will be leading the service. I hope you will come.