Passing on the Blessing

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! Philippians 4:1

You are my joy and my crown. 

This week in our devotions we've been talking about receiving God‘s blessing and favor which is given to us solely because he delights in us. Today let’s think about how to pass that on to someone else.

It can sound a little bit strange to hear how Paul talks to his friends. He calls them his 'joy and crown.' He’s obviously very happy with them and very proud of them. 

Are there people that you could speak to with such words of affirmation, affection and kindness? Take a few minutes today to think about God‘s care for you and how you might share that with others.