Daily Archives: January 28, 2014

Thankfulness Changes Lives

Philippians 1:3

“I thank my God every time I remember you.”

I whispered a prayer of sincere thankfulness for all of those people who helped shape my life. Their encouragement, advice and sometimes mere presence were blessings to me.

In today’s key verse, Paul writes to the believers at the church in Philippi declaring, “I thank my God every time I remember you.” Just calling to mind the image of these loved ones gave the apostle reason to be grateful to God. But Paul didn’t only thank God, Paul also told his friends of his thankfulness.

Could we do the same today? To not only thank God for those in our lives but also let them know how grateful we are for them? Dare we divert from our daily routine to take a moment or two to send an email, a text message, make a phone call or even send a hand-written note to someone we thank God for each time we remember them?

Gratefulness brings contentment and contentment brings peace—peace in knowing all the pieces of our lives string together to make us who we are today.

Grab a pen or pick up your phone. Someone is waiting to hear how thankful you are for them. It might just make their day. And yours.

Dear Lord, help me to take time today to not only thank You for the many special people in my life but to joyfully tell them as well.

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