Posted by: peebles | June 21, 2011

Philippians 1:3 to 5 (KJV) ~ I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.

It was a joy for the Apostle Paul to spend time with the believers at Philippi. Here, the Apostle Paul lets the reader understand his love for those for whom he is praying. He pours out his gratitude to God for them, telling them it is a joy to pray for them. Their labour of love in the Lord towards Paul brought him joy and when he prayed for all the churches, I am sure that he would pray with a smile on his face for the church at Philippi.

When someone remembers you in their prayers do they remember you with joy? Do they thank God for saving you and for making you a trophy of grace? Do they remember you as one who is a blessing to their leadership and to those, not only within the church, but also those who are still to be saved? Do you fill the hearts of those who are shepherds over you in the Lord with joy, so when they pray for you the words off their lips before the Throne of God are similar to the ones of the Apostle Paul in our text for today?

My friend, take time to be a blessing to someone today, let their remembrance of you be a joy and not a burden. When they spend time with you in fellowship, let them experience the sweetness of grace from a grateful heart towards the Lord for saving you, so when they leave and take your name before the Throne of God, may the words from their lips be ones of thankfulness to God for you.

God bless you my friend, Matthew


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