Welcome to Week 4 Surrender Fasters! I pray that you are being blessed by your surrender. Don’t forget to share what God is doing. Either post here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we are continuing to unpack the theme: Mastering the Art of Contentment. Last week we learned of four Contentment Busters. This week we are focusing on practice that promotes contentment: GRATITUDE.
According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary gratitude is the state of being grateful. Grateful is appreciative of benefits received; expressing gratitude. The synonyms for grateful are appreciative, glad, obliged, thankful. And words related to grateful are pleased, satisfied, contented. Does that come as any surprise?
What can you be grateful for today?
For years Oprah has advocated the power and pleasure of being grateful. In turn, she encourages other’s to keep a gratitude journal. In this journal you write 5 things you are grateful for daily.
I started keeping one today. The two things I wrote in my journal today caused joy to bubble up in my spirit:
1. The sound of my children laughing in the backseat on the way to school.
2. Being able to secure childcare for the week I attend a out-of-the-state training this summer.
Won’t you join me? Find a journal/piece of paper and write the five things you are grateful for each day this week. Please list a few below in the comment section!
Lastly, we will also continue this conversation on the Morning Prayer Calls. Join us!
With God all things are possible,
P.S. “Surrender Your Personality“ is the first of three seminars the ministry will host in 2013. You can register Early Bird for just $39 until 3/31. The event is April 20 in Bowie, Maryland.