Grow the Good – Day 13

Day 13

“I thank my God every time I remember you.”  Phil. 1:3

Do you have people in your life you are thankful for?  People you thank God for every time they cross your mind?  I’m sure we can all think of people we would rather not spend time thinking about, but do we really stop to think about those people we cannot get along without? We all have those who help us with everyday tasks, make us smile, love us, and share in the everyday stuff of life.  How often do we thank God for them?

For that matter, how often do we thank them personally?  When was the last time you thanked a family member for doing laundry, fixing a meal, doing dishes, mowing the lawn or sharing the remote?  Do you have people at work, or neighbors who could use a thank you?  You could thank a coworker for being a good support system.  Thank a neighbor for being able to enjoy their beautiful flowers.  Thank church staff for their work each week. Could you make an effort to thank someone today for simply doing what is expected?  Write a thank you note, do something special for them, or simply look them in the eye, give them a hug, and say “thank you.”

After you thank them, try going one step further.  Thank God for them.  Take time to pray for them, asking God to bless them today. Put their name on a sticky note and attach it to your phone, so you can see their name and thank God every time you remember them.  Try thanking them and thanking God for them.  Watch for the joy to follow for them and for you!

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for _____________ in my life. I appreciate him/her and all they do for me. I am blessed to have them in my life. Please pour out Your love and give them a special blessing today. May they know they are loved by me and by You.  Amen.

-Lois Deerberg