Today’s Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:17 – 3:13
17 But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face, 18 because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan hindered us.
I’m so thankful for my brothers and sisters in Christ. I’m grateful for all our writers, readers, and those who share His Word at the perfect time. Keep it up. You are like Paul to the Thessalonians.
Daily, I need these connections to help me stand firm in Him as the world pulls us in the opposite direction. We need to recognize and remember the enemy is constantly trying to thwart our relationships and that these connections are vital. Through our connections, we can have encouragement and support that can make the trials and persecution we may be going through not so heavy. Paul advises the Thessalonians and us that we shouldn’t withdraw and sit back while we wait for the end of times. But, we should be in communion showing love and compassion. Who do you know today that you could share some love with? Who will guide put in your life today to show compassion and the reason for our hope?
11 Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12 and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13 so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.