Best wishes to your family for a blessed and restful Thanksgiving.
The Word on Thanksgiving – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7. Paul admonishes men to live with a thanksgiving state of mind. With thanksgiving, the peace of God will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. That means the noise and distractions of the world that work to keep us anxious even during this season will not be granted any power over us.
Tips to maintain a Thanksgiving State of Mind:
- Thank the Father daily for the blessings you enjoy, maybe even take for granted, and the grace that is Jesus the Christ in your life.
- Thank Him for the valleys, past and present in your life where He shapes you and teaches trust.
- Thank others the Lord has put into your life to encourage and equip you on this journey as a man, husband and father.
Prayer guide: Lord, thank You for the many gifts and blessings in my life, may I never take them for granted. Strengthen me to live with a Thanksgiving state of mind and embrace the peace that is my personal relationship with You. Guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus that I may guide my family well through anxious times in this world with grounding in Your Word and indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
A faithful father maintains a Thanksgiving state of mind in an anxious world.
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