“I thank my God every time I remember you.”
Philippians 1:3 NIV
On this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I was blessed to spend time with so many people I love. I know that Thanksgiving was started by the early settlers to thank God for the abundant harvest of food He provided for them, and although I LOVE food, this year my heart is overwhelmed in thankfulness for all of the amazing people in my life. Friends and family are what makes my heart full this year.
I realized just how blessed I am when I was able to spend time with two of my closest friends Lise and Wendy. There’s four of us in this friendship group and we missed having Rachelle there, but it’s hard for us to coordinate everyone getting together since we don’t all live in the same country anymore. These girls have been my prayer partners for the past few decades (Oh how I wish I could say we met in preschool right now). We’ve been there for each other through thick and thin: praying, fasting, eating, laughing…lots of laughing, parenting, challenging, encouraging and cheering each other on to follow hard after God.
I wouldn’t strive so much to reach for my dreams if it wasn’t for these beautiful women.
I feel a real affinity with Paul’s words in this verse. I thank my god every time I remember these girls. Paul wrote the verse while in prison. When Paul was at the lowest point in his life he recognized and thanked so many people from the church in Philippi. Just like Paul experienced, it’s the amazing people in our lives that are God’s greatest blessings.
Let thankfulness fill your heart as you take the time to think about how friends and family have blessed your life. Be like Paul and write something to let the amazing people you love know how thankful you are for them.
Father…I thank You for putting amazing people in my life. I’m a better person because of their influence. Help me not to take them for granted. Please give me the words and courage to express to them in writing how grateful I am, thanking God for them today. In Jesus Name…Amen
Write something down to tell how your friends and family have helped you get through the hard times in the Comment box below.