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Daily Devotional: Thanksliving (Day 12)

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Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church

Thanksliving Day 12

Today we observe Veterans Day… the day we set aside to honor those brave men and women who chose to serve our country and to protect our precious freedoms. My father served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and then later in the Air Force Reserves. My uncle served in the Army and my father in law was a Marine. My two brothers in law also served their country as well as did my nephews and various cousins and relatives on both sides of our family. I am grateful for their service and for their determination to keep our country free.

It is easy when going through our daily lives to forget how lucky we are to live in this country with the freedom we enjoy. Our government is not perfect but something we can count on is our basic rights that were established so many years ago. We can easily develop a sense of complacency towards those freedoms as they have always been a part of our lives.

As wonderful a gift as our freedom is, it pales in comparison to what we were given through our salvation., We deserve to die but through His death on the cross, we can live and spend eternity with Him in heaven. We were given the greatest gift of all. Have you grown complacent towards that gift of freedom as well?

Gratitude In Action

In reading today’s scripture, look for spiritual blessings to be grateful for. Add those to your on-going gratitude list and take time today to thank Him for the greatest gift of all.

Daily Devotions from Victory Church

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Devotional Scripture

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” – Romans 5: 1-11 New International Version (NIV)

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