3 I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers. 4 I’m thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it’s always a prayer full of joy. 5 I’m glad because of the way you have been my partners in the ministry of the gospel from the time you first believed it until now. 6 I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus. 7 I have good reason to think this way about all of you because I keep you in my heart. You are all my partners in God’s grace, both during my time in prison and in the defense and support of the gospel. 8 God is my witness that I feel affection for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. 9 This is my prayer: that your love might become even more and more rich with knowledge and all kinds of insight. 10 I pray this so that you will be able to decide what really matters and so you will be sincere and blameless on the day of Christ. 11 I pray that you will then be filled with the fruit of righteousness, which comes from Jesus Christ, in order to give glory and praise to God. (Philippians 1:3-11, CEB)
Who are you thankful for in your life? And how do you show that you are thankful?
There are many people who are a part of my life that I do not see every day. And yet when I stop and spend time with God, I think about them and thank God for allowing them to be a part of my life. So many times we get hung up on all the bad things in our lives if we just stop and think about all of the wonderful people God has surrounded us with we can be thankful for the rich blessings God has given us.
And wouldn’t it make the world a better place if we all prayed for all of those who were a part of life everyday? And if we all prayed Paul’s pray, “This is my prayer: that your love might become even more and more rich with knowledge and all kinds of insight.” How much brighter would the world be?
Pray for all people especially those who blessed you, so they might be a blessing to others.
Love People. Love God.