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Daily Devotional: Thanksliving (Day 15)

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Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church

Thanksliving Day 13

It is easy to thank God when all is right with the world… when the job promotion comes through, when the marriage proposal is accepted, when the letter of acceptance arrived from the college you applied to. Words of gratitude are easy to come by.

But what about when you are overlooked for that promotion or your marriage is crumbling or when the letter is one of rejection… are those words of gratitude still on your tongue?

That is a tough choice to make but one that is God pleasing. Do we give God the glory only for the parts of our lives that are going the way we want? Or do we worship Him, trust Him and give Him thanks just because of who He is, in spite of the path our lives seem to be taking?

Either way, it is a sacrifice. We can go on without gratitude and live a life void of His peace and contentment, or we can recognize that anything in our life that makes us need God is a blessing and make a sacrifice of thanksgiving as our reading for today shows us. It is all up to you.

When gratitude flows easily and becomes our lifestyle- even in times of trouble and pain- we open ourselves up to the marvelous things He can do in our lives. Thank Him that we can use these situations to show His glory.

In the words of David in Psalm 34…

“I will extol the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt His name together.”

Gratitude In Action

Think today of the difficult things in your life right now. Write them down but do not think of them as burdens or impossibilities, but rather as opportunities to praise God for who He is. Ask Him to show you how He is working in each of those situations.

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!

Devotional Scripture

“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me. Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.” – Psalm 50: 14-15 & 23 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