“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live 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).
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Are you overflowing with thankfulness? Is your thankfulness spilling out on to the people around you? Don’t just think your thanks, show it! Don’t let the kindness of others go unnoticed. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted the people who are closest to us, but those are the people we should thank the most. Your family, your friends, the ones who love and support you are the ones who should feel your thankfulness the most. And notice this verse says to live in Christ and be built up in Him. When you build yourself up 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. Take a step of faith today and begin to show your thankfulness to those around you. Let it overflow on to the people around you. Sow seeds of gratitude and blessing. As you do, you will reap an abundant harvest in return and live the life God has planned for you today!
A Prayer for Today
Heavenly Father, thank You for strengthening me with Your faith and love today. Help me to be a blessing to those around me and give me creative ways to let my life overflow with thankfulness. I bless You today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
This is another of Joel Osteen's Daily Devotionals
I'll be very busy this coming week (won't we all?) My youngest daughter, Ashleigh, and her little family will be with us for Thanksgiving. Her little two-year-old boy, Caden, will be entertaining us, I can hardly wait! I'm already busy wrapping their Christmas gifts for them to take back home with them. I've also started baking and preparing foods to put in the freezer.
May you have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.