Thanksgiving Countdown ChallengeT(hanksgiving) -16 Devotion

But for the Grace of God

Wow, is that harsh! Imagine giving thanks that you aren’t like those terrible people over there! That’s exactly what this Pharisee did. He thought he was oh, so much better than other people. He thought he was so good, probably too good to have to associate with everyone else. Yikes! How could he possibly minister to anyone with this kind of attitude? Oh well, that’s a discussion for another day.

For today, I want you to focus on the blessings you have been given. Then take time for all the people around you that aren’t as blessed. They may have financial problems. They may have family problems. Perhaps they have experienced a loss in their family. Take time to really look at the people you encounter during the day. I mean, REALLY look at them. Then take a moment to pray for them. You don’t need to know their specific need because God already knows their needs. Then give the Lord thanks that you have the opportunity to pray for those around you. That is a tremendous blessing that the Pharisee would never experience.

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