Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

What Gratitude Can Do

November 20, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Walk as children of light—for the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth. —Ephesians 5:8–9

Grace, gratitude, and giving go hand in hand. Imagine the impact in a world characterized by isolation, selfishness, and fractured relationships if we were to adorn the gospel we profess with a culture of mutual care, concern, generosity, and sacrifice. The truth we proclaim would become believable. And God would be glorified.

Try laying this kind of spirit alongside situations in your own life, reaching out to the people you know and care about, encountering hurting places within your own church or extended family. Just think how many relationships could be restored and strengthened if our gratitude for God’s grace eclipsed our bitterness and overcame those barriers.

That’s what can happen every day of the week when God’s grace becomes real in our lives, when our first, heartfelt response is to say “thank you”—both to God and to others—in whatever expression He wants it to take at the moment.

Abounding. Overflowing. Grace not only received and deposited but daily withdrawn and multiplied. That’s what Christian gratitude can do.

Make it Personal

What would change in your life and your relationships if your gratitude for God’s grace eclipsed all other things?