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Daily Devotional: Thanksliving (Day 6)

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Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church

Thanksliving Day 6

We are all familiar with “Top Ten” lists… the top ten movies of the year, the top ten sports plays of all time, the top ten richest people in the world. These lists fascinate us and capture our attention to discover what is considered the biggest and the best.

Robertson McQuilkin was the former president of Columbia International University and when he was faced with a particularly difficult time in his life (facing his wife’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and the death of his son), he chose to escape by retreating to the mountains for some time alone with God and with his thoughts. He spent the day fasting and in prayer and as a result, compiled a list of the “Top Ten” gifts he had been given by God. This list identified ten particular blessings that Robertson could not fathom that God would have deemed his worthy of. He could hardly find the words to thank God for these blessings.

Looking back over your life, what blessings have you been given that are so BIG that you cannot even begin to form words to thank God? What is on your own “Top Ten” list?

Gratitude In Action

As a result of his retreat, Robertson felt renewed and penned these words: “My love flamed up from the dying embers and my spirit soared. I discovered that ingratitude impoverishes, but that a heavy heart lifts on the wings of praise.” How is your heart being renewed in gratitude towards God? Try writing down your Top Ten and when you feel overwhelmed or anxious by worrisome thoughts, pull out that list and start giving thanks back to God for Him unlimited gifts.

Devotional Scripture

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
“Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay them?”
For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.” – Romans 11: 33-36

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

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