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Daily Devotional: Thanksliving (Day 7)

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Daily Devotional Series from Victory Church

Thanksliving Day 7

The passage for today is a story of overwhelming gratitude and if we look closely, we can take a lesson from the one man who returned to give God thanks.

First of all, he was not quiet about his thanks. He came back “praising God in a loud voice.” This healing called for an unrestrained, public show of gratitude. We, too, can be loud about our thanks-living. Social media gives us a ready avenue to share our thanks with everyone even if they are not in close proximity. Is your voice heard loud and clear?

Secondly, he came close to Jesus to give Him thanks. He threw himself at the feet of the One who had healed him. Of the ten men, he was the only one who chose to get close to Jesus. When we give thanks to God, we can enjoy being in His presence and in experiencing His redeeming power.

And lastly, he came from a distance to say thanks. He was a Samaritan… an outcast whose disease and nationality had created a physical barrier between him and other people. Note that the men had stood at a distance and shouted to Jesus… Now he could come up close and personal to the Lord. He loved what he saw in Jesus.

Is there a distance between you and the Lord? Is something holding you back from getting up close and personal with Him?

Gratitude In Action

Look for an opportunity today to thank the Lord for what He has done. Don’t whisper a prayer, but say it loud and clear. Get up close and personal and share what is on your heart. What He has done is worth more than giving back our quiet murmurings in prayer.

Devotional Scripture

“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.” – Luke 17: 11-16

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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