Encouragement Today

Encouragement Today

by Diane Musil ~

We all have our “GIVE THANKS” List because we do have countless blessings.  But there is one GIFT that is greater than any other GIFT.  It is the one GIFT we need to focus on everyday.

THE GIFT is JESUS CHRIST and Him alone!

2 Corinthians 9:15, “Thanks be to God for His INDESCRIBABLE GIFT!”


G – Great (Psalm 57:10)

I – Immanuel (Matthew 1:23)

V – Victorious (Psalm 20:5)

E – Everlasting (Jeremiah 31:3)

T – Truth (John 14:6)

H – Healer (Isaiah 53:5)

A – Alpha and Omega 
(Revelation 1:8)

N – Never failing (Amos 5:24)

K – King of kings (Revelation 17:14)

S – Savior (Luke 2:11)

In Matthew 26:27, Jesus took THE CUP and GAVE THANKS.”  That was the first Lord’s Supper”.

Why? Why would Jesus GIVE THANKS?

Think about what THE CUP would mean in regards to Jesus?  HE KNEW WHAT IT MEANT!  THE CUP represented His own precious blood that He would give for the forgiveness of our sins, the sins of the “lost sheep”.  THE CUP represented His cruel death on the cross.  And yet, Jesus did GIVE THANKS.

Can you imagine–Jesus giving thanks for His own death on the cross!  Jesus took the time to give thanks.


Thank You Lord for saving my soul.
Thank You Lord for making me whole.
Thank You Lord for giving to me,
Thy Great salvation so rich and free!


Dear Father in Heaven, We Christians have so much to be thankful for.  Right now, we do take notice, we do remember THE INDESCRIBABLE GIFT–JESUS–who died on the cross and rose again so that we can have real life, and eternal life, which is in JESUS CHRIST ALONE!  Lord, we also remember our brothers and sisters around the world, who are suffering and be persecuted for their faith in You.  Give them strength and courage.  Give them Your wisdom.  God of all comfort, comfort them now as only You can.  May they sense Your presence and peace today in a special way.  In Jesus Name. Amen.

* This devotional first appeared on our website November 2007.

About the Author:

 Diane Musil is a prayer warrior and an awesome woman of God. Diane is Deaf and legally blind. Gary shares, “For over 25 years Diane has been an incredible blessing to Rhonda and me personally and also to this ministry!”





  • Marva Petrus says:

    Love this! Thanks Diane for doing this! I really enjoyed reading it. Yes, we always will Give Thanks to our Lord for He is good to us.

  • Martha clements says:

    Thanks Diane, and helping us to remember always to be thankful to God for giving us His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ the Savior of the world that whosoever believe in Him, His Son Jesus Christ he or she will not perish but have everlasting life. Amen! Thank you, Father for the greatest gift ever, Your only Son, Jeus Christ our Lord God.

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