Weekly Devotion: Living in Gratitude Week Three

October 7 – 13

Scripture

Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Prayer of Thanksgiving

O God, as I look at the wonderful world you created, with all its beauty and fruitfulness, help me to join in shouting with joy and gratitude. Amen.

Consider These Questions

  • What difficult time now has made you stronger?
  • What unexpected act of kindness brought thankfulness into your life?
  • What could you do today to increase your thankfulness?
  • What convenience in your home makes life easier?

Show Your Gratitude

  • Read Thessalonians 5:16-18 silently or with your family. Talk about blessings you find in difficulties you may be facing.
  • Find and contact a former teacher. Thank them through a hand-written note or personal phone call for the impact that they had on you.
  • Find people who are doing a good job at a less than glamorous task and thank them for their good work. If possible, let their managers know as well.
  • Thankfulness and grumbling cannot exist in the same space. Pray to let thankfulness overrule the discontent you may be experiencing.
  • Contact Lisa Helm, Director of Welcoming Ministries (lhelm@myfumc.org | 817-339-2403) and sign up for a volunteer activity for the upcoming Advent season.
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