“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Colossians 2:6-7, NIV
Have you ever thought about what it means to be overflowing with thankfulness? Don’t just think your thanks, show it! In other words, you shouldn’t let the kindness of others go unnoticed. Sometimes it’s easy to take the people closest to us for granted. But your family, your friends, the ones who love and support you are the ones who should feel your gratitude the most.
Notice this verse also says to live in Christ and be built up in Him. When you keep yourself built up spiritually by studying the Word and praying in the Spirit, then the second part of the verse will just come naturally — you will be strengthened in your faith, and your heart will be filled with thankfulness!
Today, look for new ways to show your thankfulness to those around you. Let it overflow. Sow seeds of gratitude and blessing. Keep yourself built up in faith and reap the abundant harvest God has for you!
Prayer for Today:
Father, thank You for strengthening me with Your love today. Help me to be a blessing to those around me and show me creative ways to let my life overflow with thankfulness in Jesus’ name. Amen.