In the little letter Paul wrote to the Christians in Philippi, he didn’t mince words when it came to attitudes. Although a fairly peaceful and happy flock, the Philippians had a few personality skirmishes that could have derailed them and hindered their momentum. Knowing how counter productive that would be, he came right to the point in Philippians 2:1-2 “If there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, an participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” What does this mean? Let’s look at it. There is encouragement in the person of Christ. There is love. There is also plenty of “fellowship of the Spirit” for the Christian to enjoy. Likewise, affection and compassion. Heaven is full and running over with these things even though earth is pretty barren at times. So Paul pleads of us to tap into that positive, encouraging storehouse. How? By being of the same mind. He is telling us to take charge of our own minds; clearly a command. We as believers have the God-given ability to put our minds on those things that build up, strengthen, encourage, and help ourselves and others. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, don’t choose to be thankful one day a year, exercise an attitude of gratitude for the entire year, by recognizing what God does for you on a daily basis.