Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

A Single Source

November 24, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. —James 1:17

Why do we so seldom give an anonymous gift? Is it because we’re so vain that we need to be recognized as the giver? Or is it simply because we want them to know that we value and appreciate them? “I want you to know how much you mean to me.”

When the Bible declares that every good and perfect gift is from God, how can it be appropriate to thank our “lucky stars” for even a single blessing that comes our way when in reality it has come from the One who thought up stars in the first place? The One who wants us to know that He has inscribed us on the palms of His hands (Isa. 49:16) and that He loves us “with an everlasting love” (Jer. 31:3).

It’s only by recognizing that our blessings have a single source—a real, personal, living, and loving Giver—that gratitude begins its transformation into authentic, Christian gratitude— recognizing and expressing appreciation for the benefits we have received from God and others.

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Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy

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Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

Make a list of all your blessings—both big and small—and then spend time praising the Lord as the source of them.