Cycle 5, Week 4: Gratitude Promotes Contentment


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

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,
Dr. Celeste

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.

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4 thoughts on “Cycle 5, Week 4: Gratitude Promotes Contentment

  1. Lori Bledsoe

    I am grateful and thankful for:

    Off days to slow down , being reminded that God is my Source, for my family and times we spend together, for being introduced to the Surrender Fast and Family , for the beautiful young people he has placed in my life

    • Hi Lori, thanks for sharing! “Off days to slow down”…how many times to we fill our off days with more than is required at work!? People, that should not be so! 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  2. Sheila

    Hi just wanted to share a couple things: I am greatful for the peace that God gives me daily, When I want to have a pitty party God fills my spirit with laughter, like this morning when I received a phone call that triggered the spirit to be depressed, instead I started to laugh.

    Greatful that I know God is my Shepard.

    Greatful to God for my husband who support my volunteer work that requires a lot of my time leaving him to take care of the house.

  3. Amen Sheila, thanks for sharing!

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