SUMMARY: Super thankful
OVERVIEW: Paul thanks God for the Thessalonian believers’ faith, service, and love. He acknowledges them as model believers for all.
BIG IDEA: Give encouragement and thanks to those you see, those you serve, and those who help you.
KEY VERSE: 1 Thessalonians 1:2 (Paul’s prayer)
We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I see you. I love you. And I’m proud of you. I see your hard work and your faith in me and my plan. I know it can be difficult sometimes, but you choose to persevere. I know there are times when my way is not logical, and others criticize you, but I am at work, and you can trust me. And I know what you are going through. I lived amongst you and walked in your shoes and heard and felt the abuse. Don’t give up. You are doing great. Keep going.
I want you to share that message with others. I want you to encourage them and strengthen them with your words and your presence. Be there for others. Don’t worry about what to say. Just show up. And when you have a chance to speak, breathe life into them. Let your words give them fresh faith for a new day. My kingdom work is being done on earth as it is in heaven. Celebrate that good news with others.
Thank God for the people who encourage and inspire you. Call or text or visit 2-3 of them today to express your gratitude.