Flourish in Gratitude

Grateful for the Word

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In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

Hebrews 1:1-4

The practice of remembering builds a life of gratitude. When we remember that we have been given everything we need for life and godliness in Christ [2 Peter 1:3], that His peace transcends all understanding [Philippians 4:7], that He is near to the brokenhearted [Psalm 34:18], and that He comforts us in all our troubles [2 Corinthians 1:4], we begin to build up and strengthen the shield of faith that protects the joy and hope we know in Jesus.

The Word of God is alive and active. It has power to transform our minds and align our thinking and actions with the heart of Jesus. The more we immerse ourselves in the Word and commit it to memory, the more we will see the overflow of its presence in our lives. Scripture will present itself in moments when we need it most. We’ll be able to encourage others with words of hope and life.

One of the greatest expressions of thankfulness comes through knowing and experiencing the power of the Word of God in our lives. Through the process of hiding His Word in our hearts, we can easily recount all His generosity toward us, being ever reminded that it truly is Christ in you, the hope of glory [Colossians 1:27]. Jesus, the Word, was in the beginning and will be forevermore our hope of glory.

His promises are sure and true. Write out a verse that is a promise over your life you want to commit to memory today!


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FLOURISH: A Mentoring Journey is a year-long curriculum guide, rooted in Scripture and developed by The Flourish Team of Passion City. Now available in two volumes, this mentoring journey encourages women from different stages of life to share their lives with one another through the studying of the Word of God and relevant life topics. Find out more about Year One and Year Two of FLOURISH by clicking the link below.

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