Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Better Perspective on Life (Psalm 103)

What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? How much time do you spend being thankful during the Thanksgiving holiday?

How much time do you spend being thankful on a normal day? What is one thing for which you are thankful today?

Read Psalm 103:1-2.

What do you think it means to praise God with your "whole heart?" Is half-hearted praise acceptable to God? Why or why not?

Verse 2 challenges us to not forget all that God has done for us. What is something God has done for you in the past week?

Quickly scan Psalm 103:3-9. Have each person choose something from this list that describes what God has done for them.

More on Thankfulness: 

Take a few minutes and as a group brainstorm a list of things you for which you should be thankful to God.

How do you think your perspective on life would change if you spent five minutes being thankful at the beginning and end of each day?

Verse 10 talks about what we actually deserve in life. According to verses 11-13, what are some of the things God has given us that we don't deserve?

Are you ever tempted to think that God isn't giving you as much as you deserve? How should you handle that temptation?

What can you do this week to praise God with a whole heart? What can you do to help others praise God with a whole heart?

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