Part 1 - I'm Optimistic

Proverbs 31:25; 11:27; Psalm 23:1-6

Rabbi Michael Vowell

You can be optimistic about life not because of what you feel, not because of what you see, but because of what God says. You know to whom you belong, you know your Shepherd is a reliable guide, your present circumstances are nothing compared to your future victory, your mind is filled with the peace of Adonai, you know Adonai has chosen you for blessing, you know Adonai is working everything together for the good, and you know nothing can separate you from Adonai.

Part 2 - I'm Grateful

Hebrews 12:28; Romans 4:20; 1 Chronicles 16:8–10; Psalm 103:1–5; Luke 17:17–19

Rabbi Michael Vowell

Gratitude is God’s requirement for maximum blessing and a bridge to a deeper relationship with God. Don’t let what you want rob you of what you have. Not only is the virtue of gratitude is a key component of Jewish covenant theology, science has proven gratitude enhances wellbeing. It’s not happy people who are grateful, it’s grateful people who are happy. If you’re grounded in grace, you’ll grow in gratitude.

Part 3 - I'm Encouraged

Hebrews 3:13; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 1 Samuel 30:1-6, 18-19; 2 Chronicles 32:7; Romans 1:11-12; Isaiah 35:3–4

Rabbi Michael Vowell

Since we worship the God of all encouragement who encourages us, we should encourage one another, and we should encourage ourselves. When you encourage others, you give a gift from heaven.

Part 4 - I'm Enthusiastic

Revelation 3:15-17, 19-20; 2 Timothy 1:6; Romans 12:11; 2 Samuel 6:15-16, 20-23; Matthew 5:22

Rabbi Michael Vowell

There are those who let their environments influence their enthusiasm. But enthusiasm and contempt are not products of your environment as much as the product of your heart. Those who are zealous for Adonai let their enthusiasm influence their environments.

Part 5 - I'm Generous

Rabbi Michael Vowell

There’s much more to financial stewardship than tithing. God entrusts His resources to those who are faithful stewards and invest in His kingdom. In this message, learn biblical stewardship tips from an expert financial advisor.