God bless you,
Today it’s gonna be a exhortation but at the same time a encouragement. This is gonna be written in the perspective of leaders so we as church members can realise that we can do more just by saying Thank You. First of all thank you for responding on the call of God upon your life and being obedient towards Him. Thank you for leading us into praise and worship, thank you for your life coaching, thank you for your encouragement, thank you for all these successful events you organised, thank you for just being you and so alive and there is a lot more to be thankful for. It is better to give someone a “wauw” “wow” moment (leave someone astonished/amazed) than to be amazed yourself every time. You see even when you are the one giving one of these moments away to someone you will be astonished and amazed by there reaction. I guess blessed by their reaction.
You can’t complain about nothing being done; if you never take time to say thank you for what is been done. Sometimes we go to church forgetting that these leaders, pastors and deacons have their own life. They are running two operations at the same time. God made them able to multitask and many times they are the ones that struggle the most at some point because they are pouring and pouring over and over without getting a thank you. They’ve been taken for granted. We almost think this is a regular thing so we don’t say thank you and the reality is they need it to. God tells us to be grateful but instead we are acting out. (ungrateful) They need to hear it thank you and I appreciate you.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 NIV
12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.
Not only leaders, pastors and deacons need to hear it. But everyone that is been pouring and helping you through your struggles and hard times. Even when everything is ok and someone does something unexpected you need to say thank you. It seems hard now a day to tell someone thank you I’m glad you are here, I appreciate you and I cherish your life.
I believe loving a person start with a thank you. When you say thank you value them, you appreciate them for what they do and who they are. Next level after appreciation is seeing the good in them and weighing it over the bad things, you can celebrate their life, you even begin to miss them when they are in their absent.
You see Paul was thankful for us in 2 Thessalonians 2:13
13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
I’ll give you two more scriptures:
1 Corinthians 15:58
58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Just be thankful and let someone know you are thankful for them. Celebrate them, cherish their life and cover them in prayer.
With loving regards,
PS: After this reading you may think less or even think of unfollowing me but you know it doesn’t matter. I’m obedient the Holy Spirit and if is the direction and kind of message I have to write I’ll write it.