God is my conscience, Jesus lives in my heart… this blog is about what I see, what I think, what I do and how I serve God
Sunday of the Second week in Advent
9 December 2012Posted by on
Philippians 1:3-11 NIV2010
3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Paul writes, “I thank my God every time I remember you.” Today I want to turn this question around: who in your life causes you to thank God every time you remember them? What did this person (or persons) did or do that causes you to thank God for their presence in your life?
On the other hand, are there any people who are thankful for your presence in their lives?
May your love abound more and more in the knowledge and depth of insight so that you may be better able to discern what is Holy around you and may you be filled with righteousness that is rooted in Jesus.