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Daily Devotional: Thanksliving (Day 11)

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Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church

Thanksliving Day 11

How do you physically feel when you are stressed and worried about something? For myself, I tend to feel tired and sluggish. All I want to do is sit as I have no energy to do much else.

Now, let’s flip that coin and think about how you feel when you are focused on the good you see in your life. You smile more, you have more energy and vigor, the world seems brighter. Living a godly life does not guarantee good physical health but a healthy spiritual life and a grateful heart can do much towards our physical and emotional well-being.

I think of the song “ It Is Well With My Soul”… which was written in a time of great tragedy in the life of Horatio Spafford, In spite of losing his four daughters in a shipwreck, Horatio was able to find peace and penned these words:

‘When peace like a river attendeth my way.
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul, it is well, it is well with my soul.’

I am not sure I would be able to say those words after such a horrible loss. How about you?

Gratitude In Action

A recent study was conducted to research the health benefits of an attitude of gratitude. Of the three groups involved, the group that was asked to make a list each day of things they were grateful for reported greater levels of alertness and energy, they exercised more frequently and experienced less depression and stress. It was well with their soul. How are you feeling? Can you say it is well with your soul?

Devotional Scripture

3 John 1-4 Living Bible (TLB)

From: John, the Elder. To: Dear Gaius, whom I truly love.

“Dear friend, I am praying that all is well with you and that your body is as healthy as I know your soul is. Some of the brothers traveling by have made me very happy by telling me that your life stays clean and true and that you are living by the standards of the Gospel. I could have no greater joy than to hear such things about my children.”

About the Author

[ Kay Pflueger ]

Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at mommapfluegs@gmail.com.

Daily Devotions from Victory Church

The daily devotions from Victory Church are intended to help guide you through everyday life as you discover God’s purpose for you. We invite you to join our daily devotional email list by contacting us here. If you are interested in coming to visit Victory Church, we offer two Sunday Services – both traditional (8:30 AM) and contemporary (10:45 AM) – at our developing campus in the Eastlake community of Chula Vista, CA.

We hope you enjoy our various daily devotional series’ and hope to see you some Sunday soon!