Delivered By
Dr. R.E. Banks Sr.
Delivered On
November 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Proverbs 17:22 NIV
Healings and Afflictions, Msg. 16

Though many of us don’t understand the meaning of giving thanks, I want to preach about Thanksgiving anyway. Do you realize that your attitude and spirit have a great effect on your health? A merry heart or broken spirit is a choice. A cheerful person can choose to be happy in trying times. And a negative person can find something wrong with every passing day. However, this proverb infers that a simile is like medicine: the balm of Gilead. When one has a crushed spirit, he cannot help hurting the body. One always feeling discouraged will often develop an illness. When living a lie, many have dried prematurely. This is contradictory to what they profess to believe. The heart—soul—is the center of your life. Whatever condition it is in, relays to this life.

Yes, you may feel bruised and burdened, but I charge you this morning to come on out of that negative attitude; that attitude of being discontent of fellowship with the world. Stop crying and grieving. Stop blaming and start claiming that the Lord is good. Stop having an unthankful heart. Cry out, “Bye-bye loneliness.” “Bye-bye liquor bottle.” “Bye-bye cane.” “Bye-bye needle.” “Bye-bye addiction.” “Bye-bye wheelchair.” “Bye-bye unemployment.” “Bye-bye dejection.”

Put some pep in your step! Lift up your head. Pick up your cross...daily. Come before His presence with thanksgiving. Realize He binds the broken hearted. So, happy healing! Happy gladness! And Happy Thanksgiving!