Wednesday Word 11.25.2020

Colossians 1:3-6   New International Version

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.

Whether you keep a gratitude journal and nightly record the things for which you are most grateful that day, or say a grace of thanks around the dinner table, or simply flash a message Heavenward when you see a beautiful sunrise, we must thank Almighty God for the blessings seen and unseen everyday. Paul writes in Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continuously, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” It is hard to feel dejected or adrift when you are expressing gratitude. While thanking our Father and Savior is essential; so, too, is thanking one another. Let those around you know that what they do makes a difference. Let God know how grateful you are for those people in your life. You may be very pleasantly surprised at the effect a steady diet of appreciation can have.

Thank you for taking a moment to share these thoughts on our Scripture of the week. I am grateful for you…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ, Vicki

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