Song of Contentment

Song of Contentment

Living in a social media society causes us to live our lives in constant comparison to others.  Always watching what other people have and are doing, will cause us not to value what we have.  This lack of appreciation and thankfulness can often lead to anxiety, restlessness, and even depression. Keeping our focus on the life and path God has set out for us, “staying in our lane,” can help develop an attitude of gratitude, which can allow joy and thanksgiving to permeate all aspects of our hearts and lives. 

Passages:

Principles:

  • A false god has to be constantly fed.
  • A false god is never satisfied.
  • A false god steals thankfulness.
  • Giving thanks counteracts anxiety and worry.
  • If you can worry, you can meditate.

Practices:

  • If you haven’t already, begin a list of 100 things for which you are thankful. Write down 10 new and unique things each morning. Read some at the Thanksgiving table.
  • Write letters of thanksgiving and send them to people God has used to bless you this year.

Daily Readings:

Day 1: Philippians 4
Day 2: Psalm 16
Day 3: Psalm 12
Day 4: Psalm 30
Day 5: Psalm 57
Day 6: Psalm 111
Day 7: Psalm 118

Suggested Resources:

Books:

The Power of Being Thankful: 365 Devotions for Discovering the Strength of Gratitude, by Joyce Meyer
Radical Gratitude: Recalibrating Your Heart in an Age of Entitlement, by Peter Maiden

Other sermon series (visit the sermon page):

Summer Psalms Mixtape (2019)
The Prayer Journey (2018)
Boundaries (2019)

Resources on RightNow Media:

The Path to Discovering a Grateful Heart, by Erwin McManus
Known by Our Gratitude, by Ann Voskamp