Skip to comments.Thanks. [Devotional]
Posted on 11/26/2008 4:04:40 AM PST by tenger
I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Ephesians 1:16
A number of years ago I wrote a letter to my Little League coach. It had been a full 25+ years since I had seen or heard from him. I wrote him a letter thanking him for the influence he had over my life during three short summers. It wasnt long. It wasnt eloquent or fancy, but I had to do it.
When someone tells me that hes a self-made man I have to laugh hysterically. I laugh because he has been influenced by teachers and coaches and parents and challenging friends and fellow students and co-workers. Thats why we need to express our thanks to the people who got us where we are. (think how you would react if someone did this to you!)
Make a list of those who have influenced you over the years. Itll dig up some old memories, both good and bad. Now pick one, just one, that you know is still living. Write that person a short letter or card, thanking him/her for the influence he/she has had. It doesnt have to be fancy or long. Sign it, then send it.
More importantly, pray for that person. Unless youve been in contact recently, you probably dont know exactly how to pray for the individual. Pray through Ephesians 1:17-23. Its very powerful stuff.