Who has impacted your life? Who has helped to shape you into who you are today? None of us stands alone; we aren’t self-made people. We are who we are today because of the God who made us and redeemed us through Jesus Christ, and the families, teachers, leaders, and friends who influence, support, and pour into us throughout life. Have you told them lately what their influence has meant to you? Who can you thank today for making a difference in your life?
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.—Philemon 1:7
Prayer: Lord, thank You for sustaining and encouraging me, and for the people You have sent into my life. As I take time today to reflect on the people You have used to influence me, remind me of those whom I may have overlooked. Prompt me to find ways to thank them and honor them. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.