WholeLife Daily Reflections
Preparation for worship on November 27
Thanksgiving and Jonah: it may seem like an unlikely pair. With that said, Jonah has a lot to teach us about gratitude. We often express more gratitude for the material comforts that God gives us than the relationships he has also given us. This Thanksgiving, remember to thank God for ALL the people who have been placed in your path.
Friday, November 26
Devotional: People Drive Us Crazy
For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Holy Sovereign, you have offered grace in abundance without merit or cost, and you call your people to be known for their love. As you are revealed in the praises of your people, the world will see your kingdom of mercy. Freely I have received—bless me with opportunities to freely give. Amen.
Music: In Spite of Me
Thursday, November 25
Devotional: I’m Thankful for Difficult People
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Holy Redeemer, you are all and everything. You have defeated death, and shame has been destroyed by your grace. I have failed in so many ways, but in your presence, I am called, chosen, and secure in your love. I give you my heart of gratitude so that your mercy will be lived through me. Amen.
Wednesday, November 24
Devotional: Thankfulness is a Spiritual Discipline
He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Seeking Savior, you are present and want to be known. You continue to knock on the doors of hearts unaware of your mercy. Thank you for your patience, the resilience of your grace, and the power of your love in my life. Amen.
Music: Back to Life
Tuesday, November 23
Devotional: Enemies, Retribution, and Women Giving Birth
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
Compassionate Parent, you are gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. It is your nature to love, it is your way to forgive, and it is your glory to create beauty from ashes. Lead me to love who you love and praise you by sharing the grace with which I have been so abundantly blessed. Amen.
Monday, November 22
Devotional: A Spirituality of Gratitude
Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
Gracious Savior, you have set your children free—free from sin and shame, free to live in your grace. You lead to pastures of peace in a world of turmoil. Share your goodness through the gratitude in my praises today. Amen.
Music: As You Find Me
Sunday, November 21
Devotional: Gratitude – The Road Less Traveled
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Faithful Creator, everything from your hand is holy and perfect. Your promise redeems every situation, and you are worthy of trust. Help me to see beyond the brokenness, live in gratitude for your grace, and shine your light of love in my world. Amen.
Music: Alabaster Heart