I Thank My God
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“I thank my God for you every time I think of you; and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel from the very first day until now. And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:3
There are certain days when you feel especially thankful for a particular person, place or thing.
On July 3rd I was thankful for flag and what it represents to me. I was thankful for our opportunity to worship together and sing an offering of worship through music, giving and the power of God’s Word as a family.
On the 4th of July I had the opportunity to share and have fellowship with someone I have known for a while but don’t get to share with often. I felt like someone I had known, became a “new friend”.
On July 5th Pastor Hope moved into her office. I was thankful, remembering all the nights Pastor Bill and I were awake very late praying for His provision of a Children’s pastor.
On July 7th as we said goodbye to Luke, Rachel & Josiah Murray, I was overwhelmed with thankfulness for what God is doing in their lives and for God’s overwhelming provision for their next steps. My heart was also heavy as we say “see you later” to a family we have loved.
Every day I am thankful for home, health, and family.
The scripture above is true for us as a church family. Let’s be thankful for each other, pray for each other with joy as we do the work of the gospel together. God will continue the work in us until the work is finished, “…on the Day of Christ Jesus.”
As you go about the day, remember these words from Paul in his letter to the Philippians: “I thank my God for you every time I think of you.” God has begun a great work in each of us- and as we follow him, live in God’s Word and do what is before us, God promises to carry on the good work in us.
I can’t wait to worship with the family on Sunday, and I hope to see you there!
Be thankful. Do the work of the gospel.