Have You Said "Thank You" Today ?

have you said thank you today

Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. — Ephesians 1:16 When was the last time you gave thanks from your heart for the loved ones God has placed in your life? The phrase "give thanks" in Ephesians 1:16 comes from the Greek word eucharisteo, a compound of the words eu and charis. The word eu means good or well.

This compound word describes an outpouring of grace and of wonderful feelings that freely flow from the heart in response to someone or something. This is the word Paul used when he "gave thanks" for the Ephesian church.

For instance, Paul used this word in Ephesians 1:16 when he said, "[I] cease not to give thanks for you…." This means that when Paul thought of the Ephesian church, wonderful feelings of thankfulness would well up in his heart for them. The Greek carries this idea in Ephesians 1:16: "Thanking God for you is so
easy — it just flows out of my heart every time I think of you. In Colossians 1:3, Paul uses the same  Greek word when he says, "We give thanks to God …."

In 1 Thessalonians 1:2, he again uses the same Greek word when he prays similarly for the Thessalonian believers: "We give thanks to God always for you all…." In 2 Thessalonians 1:3, he uses this word again when he writes, "We are bound to thank God always for you...." The fact that Paul used the word "eucharisteo" when he prayed for his dearest friends reminds us that we must be thankful for the relationships God has put in our lives. So when you’re praying for others, stop for a moment and
reflect on all God has done in your life through those who are closest to you.

Make these confessions: "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works and the praises of the Lord. I refuse to be removed from the divine agenda, in the name of Jesus.".

Psalm 118: 17 Numbers 1 - Psalm 35 - Ecclesiastes 11 - Titus 3

- Paul Fakunle

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