The greatest gift we have ever received is the gift of Christ. God loved you so much that He sent His Son to die for you in payment for your sins (John 3:16). Knowing that your sins had to be paid for and believing the Jesus’ sacrifice covered the costs, you receive the free gift of salvation and eternal life with Him (Romans 6:23).
Spend some time reading Ephesians 2:4-5. After reading those verses, reflect on the ways that you have seen God’s grace demonstrated in your life.
Then, examine your own heart and view on gratitude. Our feelings are closely linked with our thoughts. We see this demonstrated throughout Psalms, where David often expressed his feelings while contemplating the ways God was working in his life. Part of cultivating a spirit of gratitude is reflecting on the things God calls us to think about.
Read through Philippians 4:8. Make a list of things that you have been reminded of this week that are true, virtuous, praiseworthy, etc. in your life.
- Do you see God working in your life as a gift of grace? Why or why not?
- In what ways has Scripture helped cultivate a posture of gratitude?
Father, thank you for graciously giving us the gift of your Son. It is not lost on us that we do not deserve the free gift of salvation, yet you chose to give it to us. God, I pray our hearts would be drawn closer to you as we aim for gratitude this week. Help us to see all the ways that you are working in our lives. Amen.