Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Years ago, motivational speaker Zig Ziglar created the popular phrase, “Have an attitude of gratitude.” According to Zig, “The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.”
How can we develop an attitude of gratitude? Again, Zig would have suggested that we need to have a “check-up from the neck up, in order to avoid stinkin’ thinkin’.”
The Bible puts it like this in Philippians 4:8:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s focus our thinking on things that are good and honorable, while we thank God for all the necessities of life. He is the ultimate giver.

Scott Sanford
EXECUTIVE PASTOR (STEWARDSHIP AND OPERATIONS)

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