As you well know, when I (Paul) first brought the Gospel to you and then went on my way, leaving Macedonia, only you Philippians became my partners in giving and receiving. No other church did this. Even when I was over in Thessalonica you sent help twice. But though I appreciate your gifts, what makes me happiest is the well-earned reward you will have because of your kindness.
At the moment I have all I need - more than I need! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me when Epaphroditus came. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that pleases God well. And it is he who will supply all your needs from his riches in glory, because of what Christ Jesus has done for us. Now unto God our Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. Colossians 4: 15-20 (TLB)
God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more, so that there will not only be enough for your own needs, but plenty left over to give joyfully to others. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (TLB)
Andrew Sulgit is from West Virginia. He keeps a memo on his cell phone where he notes the date and situation whenever he senses God's presence and guidance. Andrew began this practice a little over two years ago, and he now has thousands of entries. Sometimes, in the busyness of life, we neglect to see God's work in the minutiae. Even if we feel God's presence in the large events, recognizing that God leads us and helps us in the smallest ways can sometimes mean the most.
Scrolling back through his list, Andrew remembers that God has been there for him every second of every day, and he should live accordingly in his actions and words. No action is too small for us to feel God's influence. If we take the time to acknowledge it, we will recognize God's involvement in every aspect of our lives.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us not to lose sight of the blessings you have given us. remind us that the greatest gift can come in the smallest ways. Help us to focus on your influence in our lives, in Jesus' name. Amen.