Read Colossians 1-4
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel. Colossians 1:3-5
These three verses target the three principle graces in the Christian woman's life: faith love and hope. All three are evidence of God in us, around us and through us in our everyday lives. When we hear the truth of the Gospel, we have the choice of accepting it and allowing God to permeate our very existence, or we can reject Him and never experience the joy that only His peace, love and hope bring.
Thanksgiving should be part of every prayer we pray, especially for those we see serving the Lord. The women in our lives who exemplify witnesses for the Gospel of Christ should be lifted in prayer daily. It is truly a blessing from God to be in the presence of Titus older women who have seen much, overcome much and teach much. I thank the Lord for their influence in my life.
Our salvation, and the peace, love and hope that follow, come from God alone. Our thanks and praise are but signs of the devotion we have for a God Who sent His Son to die for our sins. He is worthy of our praise, and deserves our thanksgiving for all the little everyday blessings, but most importantly for the power of the Gospel.