"do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:"
Paul took time to thank God for his friends, the new believers. We should also do the same. We have seen so many come to Christ and than that seems to be it, we tell them how much we love them, how excited we are for them and then we go about out business. We need to be more like Paul and pray for the new Christians and really those that have been believers for a long time. Just as Paul we should pray for wisdom and understanging for them. We should most of all pray for their protection from Satan. He is going to go after the new ones harder than ever. We need to the the ones praying for that hedge of protection around them and lifting them up to the Lord! Pray that they will hear God's voice and seek to listen and do His will. And most of all, when you see them doing something for the Lord, let them know that you see them growing! We all love to be encouraged, but new believers need to know that they are doing someting right. Today not only be an encourager but pray for the new Christians that you know. Be more like Paul today. You will be blessed.