That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. KJV
Our faith becomes effective, ie, active or pwerful, as we acknowledge every good thing within us.
For most of God’s people, that is a high challenge. We are so frozen by fear of pride that we are not able to truly acknowledge whatever good thing God has wrought in us.
This ought not to be.
Rather than teach on pride/humility I would just like for us to exercise a little practice with this verse.
Each of us has gifts, talents, abilities that make us unique and give us a sense of accomplishment whenever we exercise them.
It is time to acknowledge them.
But, let’s not stop with ourselves. Let’s include someone else in our thanksgiving.
Here are the rules:
- you must say one good thing about yourself–anything
- you must say one good thing about another person, and try to address it to that person
(ie, Suzy, I like the way you always laugh at my jokes)
- if that person has a blog or website, you might want to leave them a little link-love, too when you comment
- you may comment as many times as you like through the week of Thanksgiving, but only leave one thing on each post.
- you do not have to return the compliment to one who said something about you
I’m going to leave this up for the week of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a time for us to remember things that we are grateful for. Let us express our gratitude for who we are and for those who add something of themselves to our life.
You might want to send an e-mail to the person you compliment, and give them the link, because they may not read this blog. (I only average 20 hits/day.)
I have begun with the first comment.
There is the distinct possibility that we may learn more about this virtual community of which we are a part.