"What do you do when you
remember others in your life?"
I asked myself what does Paul let the
1. I thank my God every time I remember
2. In all my prayers for all of you, I
always pray with joy.
I asked myself the significance of how Paul
started out the body of his letter?
Paul is letting the Philippians know of his unchanging personal
relationship with God when he opens the body of the letter with
'My God'. Not only
does Paul have a personal relationship with God but has an attitude of
thanksgiving as he remembers the Philippians every time as he thanks God
I asked myself what are the implications for
my own life?
I need to live my
life in such a way that when others are reminded of me, their heart
turns towards thanksgiving to God because of my actions even if they are
suffering. Though Paul was suffering in jail, the Philippians gave him
joy when he was reminded of them because of their actions.
I ask you now dear friend, how will others
react towards God when they remember you?
Dear friend, when Paul remembered the Philippians, his heart reacted by
giving thanks to God because of them. I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ every time I am reminded of Chandra, my dear loving wife's heart of love
for me, her understanding, her support, her prayers, and especially her
love for the Lord Jesus Christ that I can see in her life being rubbed
There are times that I am just speechless and overwhelmed with
thanksgiving. I had prayed for a wife who loves Jesus more than me and
Jesus gave me Chandra. It is awesome to be
able to remember people in our lives to be able to thank the Lord for
them because of the impact they have made.
For me eight people that I am most thankful for
in my life are my loving wife Chandra, my mommy, my daddy [who is
with the Lord now], Pastor Hugo,
Edwin & Marie, and
Kristen & Josh. I
would not be where I am right now, in my spiritual walk, if the Lord had
not used them in the past to address different painful aspects of my
life. There are others too that I am thankful for to the Lord especially
in the body of Christ. Thank you Jesus!
This year, I have been so touched by many brothers and sisters of
Oakland International Fellowship in the way they welcomed by wife to the
U.S. with a heart-warming welcome party with gifts. She was really
touched by Calvin & Elise coming to pick us up from the airport, for
Calvin planning the surprise party with Transformers, etc. I am so
blessed to have so many people in my life that I can be thankful for.
Just as I am thankful for those who have made
such an impact in my life especially in my spiritual walk, I want to
live my life in such a way that others will thank the Lord when they
remember me. Then, I will know I am living my life to bring honor and
glory to my Lord and Personal Savior Jesus Christ!
What about you friend?
Can others be thankful for you when they remember you?
I hope so!
As my youngest brother Rohit celebrates his
birthday, I am very thankful to the Lord for all he has done for Chandra
and I. I praise the Lord for his heart of kindness. Thank you Jesus!
I have been so blessed by my loving in-laws who are such a blessing in
my life. My mother-in-law, my 3 sisters-in-law, my brother-in-law, and
brother Paul have been a blessing to me so much when I was in India. I
praise the Lord for them. Thank you Jesus!
Chandra has been tremendously blessed by Yvonne
taking the time to visit my loving wife often when she was new to the U.S. I praise
the Lord for Yvonne's help in Chandra's life when I have been at work. I
thank for the Lord for Pastor Ed and
Pin Hsi too for their help in our lives. I
can go on and on for those I am thankful for but most of all than any
earthly person, my heart turns towards
infinite thanksgiving to Father God when I am reminded of what Jesus Christ did
Every time I remember what Jesus did for me and continues to do
for me, I cannot be silent. He has made such an impact in my life and
continues to do so. I am not where I need to be in my walk with the Lord
but He never abandons me but always is close to me bringing me back in
His love. As we think about who we are thankful to the Lord, when we are
reminded of them, we cannot forget the Lord Jesus Christ in our lives.
I pray you too are thankful to the Lord when you remember others.
Jesus Christ is someone we all can be thankful
for no matter who we are or where we have been. He loves you and me so
much and as we reflect on our lives, we can be thankful for so much that
Jesus has done for us and continues to do so. He is the Only One that
could redeem me from the virus that plagued my life. In His love for me,
Jesus provided the antidote that was the most pure, reddest antidote
given for me. The transaction was made at the Cross when my life was in
debt to sin. Jesus became my credit taking away the debit of my sin
by His precious cleansing Blood shed on the cross for me. In 3 days, the
transaction was cleared as Jesus came back to life to save. Now because
of my belief in Jesus, His righteousness is credited to me. I am so
thankful for the cross, the wonderful cross where condemned, broken, and
accused can come and find hope, help, and healing. This same Jesus who
works in my life in my weaknesses is the same Jesus that can work in
your life. Come as you are to the throne of
grace and find help in time of need. For we
are all needy. Even when we thank the Lord for others, it is because of
the Lord's work in their lives. Praise the Lord! May we never
forget to thank the Lord daily for His loving grace in our lives! Thank
"How will others R.E.A.C.T towards God when
they remember you? "Remembering Each Apply Cheerful Thanksgiving!"(R.E.A.C.T)
Dear Lord Jesus, it is amazing to see the work you have done in Paul's
life. Oh Lord, even when Paul was in jail, he is filled with joy and
remembers to thank you for those you placed in his life who have been
such a blessing even though he is in jail shackled in chains.
Thanks so much Lord for that work you have done in Paul. Thank you for
those you placed in Paul's life that his heart turns towards
thanksgiving to you, when he remembers them. Thank you for those you
have placed in our own lives that we can be so thankful to you for them
because all goodness comes from you Oh Lord. We pray that we can live
our lives in such a way that when others are reminded of us, their
reaction would be a reaction of thanksgiving as Paul did. I want to live
my life to bring you honor and glory. Please help me Jesus. Jesus, this
is only possible because of what you have done in my life saving me from
the sin that captivates and giving me new life. Thank you so much Jesus
for dying on the cross for me and coming back to life to save as you
shed your precious blood for me and came back to life to save. You are
God eternal and help me always to live a life where I am thankful to you
for I always wants to thank you for you tell us to give thanks in all
circumstances for this is your will in Christ Jesus. Thank you for
wanting to be my Lord and personal Savior who is working in my life and
will continue to. Thank you so much Jesus. In Your Name I Pray Jesus!