God and who have genuinely modeled the character of Christ.
2.) Those whose grasp of personal service to the Lord and to others has been more than a well constructed but often discarded mission statement, a ladder to personal advancement, or a job title.
3.) Those who have laid down their lives that others would be strengthened and equipped for life and service in the fields of our savior.
4.) Those who have refused to frown over or conspire against Kingdom gains in which others have been instrumental, knowing that one plants, another waters, but God is the one who always brings about the increase for His Glory alone .
5.) Those, while focused on the Father’s pleasure, have embraced anonymity as a safeguard against vanity rather than an excuse for nursing a wounded ego.
6.) Those who have consistently been found nearing the second mile when only one was required.
7.) Those who have demonstrated that what one becomes is foundational to the quality of what one achieves - that character
8.) Those who have refused to chase the illusion of personal glory, knowing that such a kingdom of self, only serves as a prison of vanity and that the builder’s own ego guards against his escape.
9.) Those who have been more gracious than I have deserved and who have loved me on my worst days.
There are those who in life I will never forget and all I can think to say, is, “Thank you Lord, for revealing Yourself to me in the seasons of my life by those you sent my way.