S: I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:4
O: Paul starts this letter with showing his thankfulness for his friends in Corinth. The church in Corinth had so many problems. But nevertheless, Paul starts with giving thanks for them. He says: I ALWAYS thank my God… – for you… for the grace given to you in Christ Jesus.
A: I want to approach people as Paul did: With a sense of gratefulness for what God has done and is doing in each person`s life. It`s so easy to see the faults and the “missing points” of each other. Today`s devotion challenged me to see what God is doing and not what God has not yet done in a person`s life.
P: Thank you Lord that you are “at work” in all of us. Thank you that you love us as we are! Thank you that you are at work in us. Help me to reach out to each person with the same love and grace you reached out to me.