Aug 08

Thank God for the People in Your Life

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Thank God for the People in Your Life

It is so easy to take people for granted, or even to complain and become angry because they do not meet our every expectation. But we need to give thanks for those around us—our spouses, our children, our relatives, our friends, our brothers and sisters in the Lord, and others who help us in some way.

I once received an email from someone who began by telling me how fortunate they were to have a kind, considerate spouse. But then they used four paragraphs to list all their spouse’s faults! How many marriages and other relationships grow cold and eventually are shattered because of the sin of ingratitude?

Do you let others know that you appreciate them and are thankful for them? The Christians in Corinth were far from perfect, but Paul began his first letter to them by saying, “I always thank God for you” (1 Corinthians 1:4, NIV).

When a group of believers (whom Paul had never met) came out to greet him as he approached Rome, we read that “at the sight of these men Paul thanked God and was encouraged” (Acts 28:15, NIV).

Thank God for those who touch your life.


“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

One thought on “Thank God for the People in Your Life

  1. Vera Angion says:

    I thank God for the people that he put into my life. My husband, children, grand daughters, siblings as well as my church members and all the people that I come in contact with on a daily basis. Today marks the 12th year that my son left this earth. I pray and have an abundant of faith. However, I still have some bad to very bad days when it comes to missing my child. I know that I’m blessed and is very thankful for all that he has done and will do for me. I love my family and my extended family with all my heart. I just want to say SBC please keep praying for me as you are always in my heart. I may not be able to make it to church every Sunday. but I sign on to listen for the word for that Sunday, My mom is very low sick and want to go and be with her love ones that have left us. I only tell her it is not on out time but God’s time. It hurts me to see her decline. However, very thankful for God allowed me to be one her daughters. Peace be with all my brothers and sisters through Christ.

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