“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:4-6
Yes, it’s been one of those weeks. The kind where you are kind of busy and then there’s a gap…a vacant hole where your mind wanders and wonders about where you are and what you are doing. You start thinking about people: the people that have crossed your path and shared their stories with you. It may have only been for a short time but they left a mark and the memory is seared into your soul. I think that’s what Paul was experiencing in this verse. Thanking God for the times, the seasons and the people that come in and out of our lives. A partnership in the things of God-working together to make this planet and all that is part of it a better place.
As this day marks the beginning of another presidential season, we would all do well to remember that we either contribute or take away from our countries future. We may let our opinions be known but the fact of the matter is that the God who created all that we enjoy will walk with us through all that we experience and help us through all that we endure. Today is a great day to be part of a solution…a future with a hope. We are part of the answers and the successes of where we will end up. Our words and our actions help shape our destiny. So rather than boycott our nations process and criticize what’s wrong, how about starting to applaud what’s right and thanking God for partnership-our part with Him and how He wants to helps us live life to its fullest. Be a positive person, spread encouragement to others and know this: He who began a good work in all of us will be faithful to complete it. That promise is for all of us and we know His grace is more than sufficient for any and all of our inadequacies. Be confident. Pray for those that are in positions of power that they may lead us the way that the Lord desires. After all, that is the best way you could go…the way you were created to go! Celebrate this day and God Bless the United States of America.