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Grateful- Day 2

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Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:17-21  …Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!  And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.  So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

 

Devotional: Today we focus on the new life we have been given through Jesus Christ. Through His great sacrifice, we have been forgiven of our sins and reconciled to God. We have been given a second chance. 

The beautiful thing about this gift, is that we are called then, to share it with others.  We have received this gift of reconciliation, this opportunity to be made new, and we are asked to share it with others that they may become new also. 

As a follower of Jesus Christ and a recipient of His forgiveness, you are His ambassador, His representative, who can speak of the great gift you’ve been given.  So give thanks for this gracious gift and express your gratitude by sharing it with another. 

Reflect:

  • Reflect on the magnitude of this gift, give thanks to God for it, and then ask Him to give you opportunity to help someone else be reconciled to Him.
  • Listen to Beautiful Exchange by Hillsong Worship

Grateful- Day 1

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Scripture: Psalm 106:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

 

Devotional: In our devotions this Thanksgiving week, the focus will be on gifts from God for which to be grateful, and expressing our thanksgiving and praise to Him because of those gifts.

 

Today’s passage reminds us of God’s goodness and His enduring love.  Sometimes we get sidetracked in recognizing that God is good because of all the brokenness in the world around us.  It’s easy to question that goodness in the midst of the pain, suffering and hardship that we experience or see around us. 

 

But that doesn’t change the attribute of God’s goodness, or His love.  In your reflections today, focus on all the ways that God has been good to you and for the ways He has shown you His great love.

 

Reflect:

  • How has God been good to you?
  • How has he shown you His love? Give thanks to Him for these things.
  • Listen to Elohim by Hillsong worship and remember that God is love.

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