I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers, hearing of your love and faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints, that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you, brother.
Philemon speaks of his love and faith in the passages referenced above. How deep and how great is your love for God and His Son, Jesus Christ? How faithful are you to them, to God’s plan and His purpose for you? How faithful are you in your walk to be more like Jesus?
We all stumble, falter, and forget our promise to be Christ-like. I too, must watch what I’m thinking and the words that I speak. I can say something that I know I wouldn’t say in church, in front of many of my elders (especially my grandmothers, when they were still alive), or even in mixed company. So why would I allow myself to speak and think such negative things that are the polar opposite of Christ?
Every day we must fight the “liar” who says, “it’s okay this time” but as soon as things go wrong, the “liar” then says, “uh oh you’re gonna get it now, God isn’t going to forgive you for that…this one is a biggie!”
We must tune out the “liar” and every time something negative comes to mind we must stop and say, “shut up. You’re a liar!” and then thank God for protecting your thoughts and deterring you from speaking negatively.
For what we think and speak about we bring about, it is the natural flow of life. Let’s focus on being positive, being a blessing to others, so that when we receive our blessings we don’t have a tinge of guilt inside from the moments prior to receiving our gift that we purposely erred in our walk.
Father what more could be said to express my appreciation for all that You have, are, and will do for me, than to simply but humbly say, Thank You!
Thank You for providing gifts such as the Bible; the exemplar—Your Son, Jesus; leaders anointed by You since the beginning of time, whose stories are told in Your holy book; and Your protecting angels that whisper in my ear words of caution as well as enlightenment and encouragement. You delivered these blessings to me Father. You deliver blessings to me in the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual form. No man could ever provide all three forms of blessings. No man could provide constant and unconditional care, love, guidance, and support like You. Thank You Father. Thank You. Amen.
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Thank you all for your support and love. God bless you!
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