We have a tendecy to drift in our purpose, our passion, our relationships with each other, and in intimacy with God. The thing about drifting is that it happens gradually, until one day we look up, and we’re nowhere close to where we should have been. We begin to wonder, “Wow, how did I get here?”
How Did I Get Here?
weekend in review
We take an honest look at our current reality to avoid drifting.
Begin with some conversation, checking in on how people are doing. You can talk about whatever you’d like, but here are a few potential questions to get the conversation going.
- Do you make a summer bucket list? Share one thing you hope to do this summer and why it is on your list.
Select 3-4 questions from the list below to guide your discussion time.
- Read Psalms 139:23-24. Why do you think David ask’s God to search his thoughts? How does he show an awareness of his own limitations?
- Read Ephesians 2:10. What has God prepared for you?
- Read Philippians 4:11b-13. What situation or social media post triggers comparison or envy in you?
- What were Paul’s circumstances when he wrote Philippians? How do you think he discovered the “secret of contentment?”
- Read Psalm 103:1-5. Ellen Vaughn said, “Radical gratitude is powerful, provocative, life-changing. It’s like a pair of glasses that get progressively sharper: the more we thank, the more we see to be thankful for. Gratitude is the lens that reveals God’s incredible grace at work. It is the key to tangible, everyday joy.” Share a time you experienced radical gratitude and how it impacted you.
- Mike shared about the Israelites and how they used to stack stones as a way of remembrance for what God had done. How could you create a spot for remembrance in your home that would allow you to share how God is at work?
- Sabbath was made for people to rest, reflect, and recharge. It is for our benefit. Share how well you are practicing Sabbath these days and how could you make changes to fully benefit from a Sabbath day each week.
Mike listed several things we should stop and start. Look over the list below and select which one tugged at your heart and what step can you take this week.
- Stop isolating and start gathering
- Stop running and start resting
- Stop panicking and start praying
- Stop coasting and start climbing
- Stop grabbing and start giving
- Stop sitting and start serving
- Stop wandering and start wondering
Think about a challenging situation and retrace how you got to where you are. you take inventory, and you pray Psalms 139:23-24.
WRAP UP & PRAYER
Share prayer requests and spend time praying for each other.
Play the song Gratitude.
Share one thing you are grateful for today.
Pray for each other to rediscover the rhythms of grace, joy, peace, and contentment. Pray for a spirit of gratitude to grow as you start counting the gifts that God has given you.