“Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, that there be no divisions among you, and that you be united with the same understanding and the same conviction.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 CSB
Another month has flown by, I’m thankful for the past 11 months of growing my faith with each of you. I have never shared my faith so boldly, so openly before I started this year of writing devotionals. Each one I have written, God has used to grow me. Some days are harder than others to keep going. But my word for the year is PERSEVERANCE, my verse for 2019: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character, hope” Romans 5:4 NIV. Each of you have helped me persevere. Each one of you have helped me grow my faith as I learn of your stories and your perseverance through trials that you face, you have given me hope. The love I have for each of you is sincere. I thought I’d end this month of thankfulness in a prayer.
Father God, thank You! Thank You for each person in this group. Thank You for their earnestness in seeking You, knowing You. This year has been a struggle for each of us as we have taken bold steps of faith. We’ve learned to trust You a little more each day, we’ve grown, as You have guided our steps. Lord, the enemy attacks when people are growing closer to You, but we know, the victory is Yours. Thank You for this month of thankfulness. Thank You for helping us be intentional about what we do have, instead of focusing on what we don’t have. Lord, for each person reading this devotional, I pray You touch their hearts. I pray You bless their lives. I pray Lord, Your favor is with them, Your guidance directing them, Your wisdom helping them, Your discernment theirs. And I know Lord, we all have blind spots in our lives. Those areas others can see in us, but we can’t see them. Reveal them to us Lord so we can become who You created us to be. Release us from anything that is holding us back from living our life to the fullest as You have planned. As we end this month of thankfulness, I pray this timeless blessing for each life in this group:
“May the Lord bless you, and protect you.
May the Lord smile on you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you His favor,
and give you His piece.”
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Today, I am thankful for each of you. What are you thankful for?