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Scripture Verses

James 3:16, Proverbs 14:30

Worship Playlist

  • Only King Forever 
  • My Heart is Yours 
  • Reckless Love
  • Build My Life

Study Questions

Psalm:

"1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped.3 For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

23 Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.25 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." -Ps. 73: 1-3; 23-26

Proverb:

"A sound heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones"- Pr. 14:30


Apply It!

Prayer:

"God, I ask the grace to be free of the poison of envy. Help me to identify my insecurities, my shame, my discontentment. Come to my aid, God. I surrender all my heart to you, trusting that you will pour your comfort of peace into my mind. Come into my heart, mind, and life, freeing me from the tangled roots of envy. Help me to not focus on what isn't, but help me to see you in what is. Give me a pure and simple heart that rejoices with who I am and what I have in you. Open my eyes to the bounty of blessing and victory that rain down on me new every morning. Holy Spirit, grant me contentment and satisfaction in you today. Amen."

"God, free me from the poison of envy- warm my heart with your satisfying love."

Practice:

What does Satan use to take your eyes off Christ? Identify what and who arouses envy in you? Pray that God will help you realize that your sense of lack is rooted in idolatry. Christian contentment is not based in earthly circumstance, but in spiritual connection to Christ. How can you allow Christ begin to erase your envy and provide contentment this week?

Resources

Pick up a "I'm Not Okay" Summer Prayer Booklet for adults and students. It includes a weekly Prayer, Psalm, Proverb, Practice and Breath Prayer to go along with every sermon.

Pick up an Emoji Prayer Guide for children. It includes a weekly Prayer, Scripture, Application and Connect to help parents discuss the week's theme with their children.

Downloads & Resources

Envy to Contentment

Dr. Jon Morrissette - 7/7/2019