Are you carrying the people God has giving you in your heart?
Paul says in Philippians 1:3-4,
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all, making my prayer with joy.”
As I think of this statement, I am taken back by the love Paul had for the people that God had placed in his Life. What an encouragement, that upon opening this letter, they realized that it was written for them. As I thought about it more, I thought, I want that kind of love for the people God has placed into my life. I want to thank God for them when I think of them. I want to make all kinds of prayers for them and do so with much JOY.
So to all of you who have been in my life, especially to all of you who have partnered with me in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, I want to say, I have you in my heart. I will continue to ask God to bring you to remembrance. I will ask for a deeper love for you, a greater desire for your good and a more effectiveness for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I am not yet there, but I will continue to ask for a greater love for you all, and I will pray that I carry you in my heart.
Your Brother and Friend in Christ