I know today is a day shared with family. I also know, as is often expressed, this is not the only day we should be thankful. I believe everyone reading this post understands.
Expressing gratitude is a Biblical principle and Paul was one who understood the power of these two words, “thank you.”
Paul frequently spoke of his gratitude on behalf of the activity of his Christian brothers and sisters. He knew the necessity of expressing thanks before a meal, even in the midst of adverse circumstances. Paul was thankful for God’s physical blessings. However, nothing compared to his gratitude for the grace and mercy God had shown him, the foremost of sinners.
There are so many leadership ideas wrapped up in need for gratitude.
For the activities of God’s people…
For the opportunities given by God…
For God’s grace and mercy received in Christ Jesus…
For this day and all it represents in the daily lives of Christians.
I know I am thankful for each of you and I pray for you daily.
3 comments on “One Minute of Thanksgiving…”
I like to look back on the events that led me to where I am today and in doing so I can’t help but to be thankful for my friend Wes and the Turner family without whom I would not be a Christian and definitely not a preacher. So I never stop giving thanks for the providential care of God in my spiritual familial life. Love you Bob. Wish we could be there.
I still have not had any body show me where any writer in the New Testament thanked an individual but rather thanked God and gave Him all the glory for what people did. I think this is the appropriate thing to do. I thank God daily for all the people responsible for my salvation and my spiritual developement. You are one of those people Bob. Have a great day.
Thanks Rod. I give thanks to God for you as well. I always appreciate your insight and your heart of service to the Lord. Thank you for taking time to read and leave a comment. I look forward to seeing you in the near future.