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Convo #4: “Grateful for Special People”

Grateful for Special People

When the holidays arrive, it feels like we’re off to the races. As a mom, I put so much thought into making this time of year super special for those I love. Sometimes the cost and expense gets overwhelming, though. This week’s devotion and discipleship conversation has been a good reminder to me that showing gratitude and love doesn’t have to cost money. The Apostle Paul wrote letters to his special people – – – and I can show gratitude for special people this way, too! This week, I am thinking about who I can encourage by simply texting “thanks for being who you are…I’m praying for you.” In this podcast I talk about this, and maybe this would encourage you for what it would look like in your life. May you be blessed in Jesus’ Name this week. I am grateful and praying for you 🙂 Be encouraged! Tosha ❤️

“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.” Ephesians 1:16
Seek Him!
Every person has the opportunity to seek the Lord. Right now, let’s do a devotion and “Seek Him” through this passage of Scripture!

Around the holidays, we gather with people that we love and appreciate. What a great time to not just be with them but to thank God and pray for them! This week, stop to consider all the people He has blessed you with and uplift them in prayer!


God, what are you saying to me through this Scripture?

When the Apostle Paul wrote the words of Ephesians 1:16, he was being mindful of the special people God had placed around him. We have people like this, too. God has put people in our lives who love us, encourage us and help us. We want to be grateful for these special ones when they come to mind. Not just that, we want to pray for them as we think about them! ~ Who are some of the special people God has placed in your life? Share a meaningful story about one or two of them…


God, why does this matter?

One of the best ways God shows His goodness to us is through the people who are His hands and feet in our lives. Whether they’re old or young or in-between, we want to thank God and pray for them, so that they are blessed just like they have been a blessing to us! ~ How often do you stop to “remember” and think about those who have made you matter? Do you ever intentionally pray for them?


God, What else does your word say about this?

In Paul’s letters, he often told his friends how much he appreciated and prayed for them. To his friends in Philippi he wrote, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy” (Philippians 1:3-4). To the Thessalonian church he wrote, “Grace to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers” (1 Thessalonians 1:2). To his friend Philemon, Paul wrote, “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers” (Philemon 1:4). Paul’s example can inspire us to thank our friends and thank God for them, too! ~ Who is someone in your life that you can thank and pray for right now?


God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?

We can worship God by thanking Him for the special people in our lives, and then we can pray for them and encourage them! ~ How can we be more intentional this week about thanking the people who have made a difference in our lives? This would be a great gift to them to know how much they mean to us!

Speak Him!

Once we “Seek Him,” we can “Speak Him” into the lives of the people God has entrusted to us. This is what discipleship is!

As you pray for those people in your life who have made you matter, carry on the conversation with those who matter to you. Talk about who has loved you, blessed you, helped you, taken care of you. Pray for and encourage them together!

“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.” Ephesians 1:16
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