Thankful That Our Faith Grows

2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 (NKJV)

3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. 11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, 12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Think back for a moment about who has shared their faith with you?  When I think back about who has shared their faith I think of my Mom, my Grandmother, my Sunday School teachers, my friends, and yes even strangers I meet in a store have shared their love for Jesus with me.  We should be thankful for those who have shared just like Paul was in this letter.  This should be an example for us also to grow in our faith and share the love of Jesus with others also.

As you pray for thankfulness for those who have shared know that you have a story to tell also. A story of His love for you.  So, pray as you grow in His love how to share and know that you cross paths with others for a reason.  So, open your heart to share with those He desires for you to share with in your journey.  It is His love and His power through you that will reach others and know it is all for His Glory.  This in turn helps you to grow in your faith.

Father, thank You for helping my faith grow as I share Your love.  Amen.