The focus for today’s devotion is straightforward: to pause and give thanks. Below you’ll find Scriptures along with a few reflective exercises designed to help you express gratitude for the growth that has occurred in your life.
If you are in the habit of journaling, mark this moment by taking some time to write out your thoughts. I hope that you’ll use this as an opportunity to rejoice in God’s faithfulness to you.
I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me. Psalm 13:6
You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:28-29
Take a moment and reflect on how God’s love is consistent even in the midst of your inadequacies.
Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. Romans 6:16-18
Take a moment and thank God you are no longer a slave to sin.
For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:56-58
Take a moment and thank God for the victories you’ve seen in your character over the past few months.
Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.Ephesians 1:15-17
Take a moment and thank God for the people who have come alongside you in your journey to reflect God’s heart.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Take a moment and reflect on the areas in your life where you are currently struggling to experience peace. Thank God that He is using this event to bring you closer to His side.
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
Take a moment and thank God for how His heart is beginning to take root in your character.