Daily Hope Devotional With Rick Warren

Daily Hope Devotional Today | 5 October 2022 | Rick Warren

Daily Hope Devotional Today | 5 October 2022 | Rick Warren

Daily Hope Devotional Today | 5 October 2022 | Rick Warren

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Daily Hope Devotional 5 October 2022 Written By Rick Warren – Thank God for Who He Is

TOPIC: Thank God for Who He Is

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: “Giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.” -Psalm 50:23 (NLT)

MESSAGE

 

Anytime you thank someone, you honor that person.

For example, if I say to my wife, “Honey, I’m so grateful for that great Thanksgiving dinner you made,” I just honored my wife. When I say to her mom, “I want to thank you for having Kay so I could marry her,” I am honoring her mom. When I say to someone, “Thank you for opening the door for me” or “Thank you for coming to the service,” I am honoring that person.

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An expression of gratitude is a way of honoring another person.

The Bible says that you also honor God when you express gratitude to him. God says this in Psalm 50: “Giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me” (Psalm 50:23 NLT).

How is giving thanks a sacrifice? It takes time to think of things to be grateful for. So when you give thanks, you are sacrificing your time.

When my wife does something thoughtful for me, she likes me to say, “Thank you.” But if that’s all I ever did, she’d begin to wonder, “Does he really love me, or does he just love me for the things I do for him?”

At some point, I have to start moving to a higher level of thanksgiving—which is not just thanking my wife for what she does but thanking her for who she is. That’s a deeper, more mature kind of thanksgiving.

Daily Hope Devotional Today | 5 October 2022 | Rick Warren

 

If the only time your kids thanked you was when you gave them their allowance, you’d begin to wonder, “Do they love me, or do they just love the money?”

If all you do is thank God for letting you get into this class or for giving you this food or for all the things he does for you, it’s worth asking yourself, “Do I really love God, or do I just love the things that God does for me?”

You must learn to thank God not just for what he does but for who he is.

When you thank God for who he is, your prayer might go something like this: “God, thank you that your wisdom is greater than mine. Thank you that you know what will make me happy more than I do. Thank you that you’re consistent when I’m inconsistent. Thank you for your love and your mercy, and that you’re always fair. Thank you that even when I don’t understand something, you have my best interest at heart.”

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That kind of gratitude goes beyond “Thank you, God, for our food” to “Thank you, God, for who you are.” And it’s the kind of gratitude that honors God and gives you deeper spiritual roots.

Talk It Over

  • Many studies have shown that gratitude is the healthiest human emotion. Why do you think this is so?
  • How does radical gratitude help you grow closer to Jesus?
  • Every day this week, start the day by thinking of 10 things to thank God for. At the end of week, examine how this has affected your attitude and impacted each day.

Daily Hope Devotional Today | 5 October 2022 | Rick Warren

 

Are you ready to start a new life with Christ?

We can thank God for the precious gift of his Son, Jesus Christ: “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV).

If you’re ready to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, start by praying this simple prayer: “Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe that he died for my sins and that you raised him to life. I want to trust him as my Savior and follow him as Lord from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at Rick@PastorRick.com and let me know about it. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.

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SAY THIS 1 MINUTE PRAYER

LORD JESUS, I BELIEVE YOU DIED FOR MY SINS, FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY INIQUITIES. I ACCEPT YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOUR FROM TODAY AND FOREVERMORE. COME AND BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE AND I AM WILLING TO OBEY YOUR COMMAND AND LIVE ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL AS YOU HELP ME, THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING ME INTO YOUR FOLD. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

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