Do people thank God for you?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—in all your speaking and in all your knowledge
(1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV))

Besides salvation, what can be more rewarding than to have someone say that they always thank God for you?

Personally, that is my goal. I want to be able to hear my Lord and Savior say the following words to me on the day that I stand before Him.

His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
(Matthew 25:21 (NIV))

I know that we are not supposed to seek after recognition from men, but Godly thanks, such as described in 1 Corinthians, could be an indicator of our personal commitment to Jesus. If men are to utter things about us, it is better that they say that we walk with Jesus and do what He calls us to do.

What is it that would make people thank God for you? I can imagine that it is having a heart that seeks after things that God desires. Galatians tells us just what that means.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV))

I cannot think of a more desirable thing for someone to say about me than to say that I seek after love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, for these attributes are from God.

Do people thank God for you?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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