Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
— 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)
Ever since I saw the movie Big Daddy with Adam Sandler, I play the “I win” game. Seriously, I am very competitive. I’m not an athlete, but I did cycle off more than eighty pounds that I gained from my health issues. I’m competitive at work, too. I want to make the most sales and book the most events. At church, I’m usually involved in four ministries because I know the outcome: I win!
Instead of writing another cheesy devotional on why you should be thankful in every circumstance, I chose instead to present thankfulness as an outcome versus a feeling. What Jesus did on the Cross (he rose again on the third day!) has completely set us free from the power of sin and death. You win.
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