March 15, 2013 – Thankful For You
I give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. Colossians 1:3
There are certain people in life that get us flustered inside just thinking about them. There are others, however, that bring refreshment to our souls and put smiles on our faces. Here is how I feel about you.
Friend, I want you to know that when I sit in prayer, I often think of you. I thank God for you, and I ask Him to fill you with His love. I ask Him to help you find contentment through all the seasons of life. I pray you are living your life with the intent of fully pleasing the Lord. I pray you are growing in spiritual understanding and that you see God’s care in all the little things around you.
I know you are not perfect—but neither am I. I remember a few of the hard times we have been through together and how we made it through every one of them by God’s grace and mercy. I am thinking I want and need more of God in my life like never before, and that you may feel the same way.
I want you to know that I’m constantly encouraged by your kind and affirming words. Your support gives strength to my heart. I enjoy our every interaction. Your faithfulness to be honest with me has changed my life for the better numerous times. Even when I did not agree with some of your choices, your example of following God’s leading in your life has impacted the way I live in positive ways. I thank God for our friendship.
Reader, you are surrounded by people in need of loving and affirming words too. Were you thinking about someone when you read this? If so, I bet that person would enjoy hearing from you. I bet they would be refreshed by hearing the value they add to your life. I challenge you to make this letter your own. Cut it, paste it, add to it, and send it out. May God be glorified through your life today.
Lord, we are thankful for the relationships you have established. Help us to be faithful to pray for others and to love them in the same way You love us.