#SoulSurvival Week 6

#SoulSurvival Week 6

 

Anchor of the Week:  Be Grateful and Be a Survivor

Anchor Verse:  Colossians 2:6-7  “Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

 

For Week 6 we take a closer look at gratitude.  We looked at the previous weeks and discussed how to be:

 

  • Grateful for who we are in Him
  • Grateful for the confidence we have in Him
  • Grateful in our calling or in the place He has us now
  • Grateful to overcome fears and look to Christ
  • Grateful in our friendships and in serving others

 

Part of taking time in the Word and in prayer with Christ is that we can be reminded continually of all we have to be grateful for.  Gratitude is a form of worship, and through gratitude we can be a light for Christ in a dark and hurting world.  One thought that was mentioned is that through serving others we are grateful for the friendships that are formed and strengthened.  Remember, Jesus is to be the anchor for our souls in the storms of life.  Those friendships and time of gratitude keep us focused more on Him and less on us and our struggles.

 

We looked at the challenge Ann Voskamp gives in her book, “1,000 Gifts.”  The challenge is to find and write down 1,000 things you for which you are grateful.  She has unique ideas to get us started:

  • Something in your fridge
  • 3 green items
  • Something “ugly beautiful”
  • Something old seen new
  • A gift at 11:30 a.m., at 2:30 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m.

We have additional questions to look at and consider on the Activity Page, and be looking for a list of the Bible verses we have covered over that past weeks.  Of course, we can’t have a week without a song, so here is Gratitude by Nichole Nordeman.  Remember, it is hard to complain and be grateful at the same time.  Philippians 4:6-8 tells us that we need to make a conscious effort to train our thoughts.  What makes you grateful today?

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