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Daily Devotional: Thanksliving (Day 4)

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Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church

Thanksliving Day 4

If we look at the Psalm for today, we can see specific blessings the psalmist is thankful for… forgiveness of sins, physical healing, redemption, love, compassion and for satisfying our desires. What wonderful gifts to praise God for. As we recognize and identify the specific blessings we have received from God and from others, we discover countless reasons for expressing gratitude.

A few years ago, I read a book by Ann VosKamp titled “1000 Gifts.” In this book, Ann shares how she was challenged by a friend to keep a list of the gifts God had given her and to see if she could reach 1000 gifts on that list. She was skeptical at first but decided to give it a try. She kept a notebook out on her kitchen counter so she could write down those gifts as they came to mind. It started slowly but as the list grew, it became easier to find those gifts in her life. One blessing led to another and then to another and then another…

Do you think you could come up with 1000 things to be thankful for? Why not give it a try? I was recently gifted a set of journals from a friend that I think will be perfect for my list!

Gratitude In Action

As your list of blessings grows, take time to walk through it line by line and thank God for that specific blessing. Maybe it will inspire you to write your own Psalm of praise?

Devotional Scripture

Psalm 103: 1-5 English Standard Version (ESV)

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

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!