Philippians 1:3-4 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
We often remember to give God thanks for His protection, provision and salvation, but forget to give Him thanks for the good people that He has sent into our lives. Paul and Timothy did not make that mistake, in Philippians 1:3-4, they reminded the church at Philippi that they consistently gave God thanks for them.
Let us recognize that our greatest assets are not the things that we own, it is the people that God has blessed us with. Bear in mind that these people were used by God in the past to bring about the provision and deliverance that we can boast about today. Give God thanks for them.
The good people that God has sent into your life are those who support and lift you up. They will come into your life at different points of the journey, but their assignment concerning your life is to help you to get where God wants you to be. For the 40 years when Moses was in the wilderness, Jethro, his father-in-law, was used by God to provide food, shelter and mentorship. His wife too was important, she was the access point to His father-in-law’s favor. When it was time for Moses to deliver the Children of Israel out of Egypt, God sent him Aaron, his brother, to help him carry out divine instructions. God also sent him Joshua, who acted as his assistant, to take off some of the load off Him. The point here is that Moses could not have gotten to the place he was without the help of these people.
Who are the people in your life who have been supporting and helping to lift you up? After you identify them, make it a habit to give God thanks for them and extend to them individually your appreciation.
Life Application: Start by expressing gratitude to God for all He has done and the good people he has brought to you, then make a list of all those who have been supporting and lifting you up and send each a thank you message.
Prayer: Lord, you have placed some awesome people in my life and I am so grateful. Continue to bless them and keep and May your face continually shine upon them. In Jesus’ name, amen.