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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GIVING THANKS FOR OTHERS

“Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.” Philippians 1:3 New Living Translation
     Have you ever been grateful for someone’s presence in your life? I have. What a wonderful sentiment to express toward someone you know and love. It can be a spouse, a family member or a dear friend. No matter who it is, their positive effect on your life makes you feel joy with a grateful heart.
     The Apostle Paul established the church in Philippi on his 2nd missionary journey. It is the first church founded on the European continent. Paul’s remembrance of them brings joy to his heart. It warms his soul and ignites his spirit to think of them. Is there anyone in your life that does that for you?
     God is infinitely good and fills us with joy and peace in many ways. One way is our relationship with a trusted friend or intimate mate. It is difficult to make it in this life alone, so God enabled us to have these precious souls in our life. The only relationship that should be eclipsed by the one we have with Christ is the one we have with our spouse. Aside from Jesus, who according to scripture “sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24), our relationship with our spouse should be a joyful experience.  Do you give thanks to God for your spouse and any other folks that are a blessing to you?  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!

Resource: The Life Application Study Bible

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