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The Upper Room Devotional 18th August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 18th August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 18th August 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 18 August 2022Sacrifice of Thanksgiving By Kelly Mulligan Jamieson (Oregon, USA)

TOPIC: Sacrifice of Thanksgiving

Kelly Mulligan Jamieson (Oregon, USA)

TODAY’S READING

2 Corinthians 9:10-15

KEY VERSE: I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord. – Psalm 116:17 (NRSV)

MESSAGE

This verse puzzled me the first time I read it. How can thanksgiving be a sacrifice? I thought a sacrifice was supposed to be something difficult. What’s so hard about being thankful, and why is it so important?

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Years later, I was married and had five children. My days were consumed with motherhood: driving children everywhere, loads of laundry, grocery shopping, cooking. Also, I often felt overlooked and underappreciated. But then one of my children, with no prompting, would say the simple words, “Thanks, Mom!” That was all I needed and wanted to hear! To be noticed and appreciated by those I love always makes my day.

This is exactly the sacrifice God wants from us. Therefore, we need to take our eyes off ourselves, take time to acknowledge God, and thank God for the innumerable ways he blesses us every day.

The Upper Room Devotional 18th August 2022

 

Therefore, this is a sacrifice of time and self. It means noticing the many blessings that uplift our lives. It means putting our eyes on God and giving God honor, appreciation, and thanks.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

I will thank God each day for my blessings.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear God, forgive us when we take you for granted. Create in us a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving for all you are and all you do. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

For a more thankful heart

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The Upper Room Devotional 18th August 2022

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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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