A Thankful Heart

november-2016Scott and Delores — Reporting from the Field

Thanksgiving Day is Near
What a great time of year! Some of my best family memories growing up are from the Thanksgiving holidays. And what a great concept — a holiday to focus on thankfulness. One of the most powerful forces on earth is gratitude.

Over the years I have seen reports on gratitude research. Those studying this concept report great benefit for the person practicing gratitude. Brain chemistry is significantly improved by expressing thanks. Some of these benefits actually improve brain health over time.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.” Philippians 4:5

Our hearts are inclined toward gratitude when we have confidence of God’s nearness to us and his love for us. We are assured about the magnitude of this love in Romans 8:39, “Nothing in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”. This is the ultimate foundation for our gratitude — God’s unshakable love for us.

Our Blessing to You
In this holiday season, may you experience God’s love in a way that will fill you with gratitude.

Most warmly yours,
Scott, for the two of us

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