Philemon 7

Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people. - Philemon 7

Dear Jesus,

Just as Paul was thankful for Philemon's love for God's people, I am thankful for the Christian men and women you have put around me who love your people sincerely and bring joy to them by serving their physical and spiritual welfare.  I am encouraged by their humility and depth of insight.  It gives me joy to see them patiently listen to their critics and to speak a good word for those whom they hear others criticize.  I love how they run toward problems with people instead of avoid them.  Oh Lord, give them an extra measure of your spirit today so they can live in the strength of your love and truth as they spend themselves serving others. AMEN

Pastor Don Patterson

Take a moment to thank God for sending spiritual friends to your little acre to complete your life. After you have thanked him, then reach out and thank the friends themselves.