Saturday, April 30, 2011

In The Word-Contentment vs. Complaining

Phillipians 2:14
"Do all things without complaining or arguing."

How difficult is that?  Do you ever wonder just how much we tend to complain and argue?  My husband and I were discussing this, and he (quite shockingly) said to me, "I don't think you realize how much you DO complain."  So we placed our "hen bank" in the middle of our dining table and every time either of us complained, we had to place a quarter in the bank.  It was so surprising how quickly we "fattened the hen." This little experiment certainly did make us more aware of and ashamed at just how ungrateful we can be.

Let's ask the Lord to help us to bring our heaped-up concerns and dump them on Him.  And then, ask Him to forgive us for our grumbling, whining, complaining, groaning, griping, muttering spirit.  How grateful we should be for His patience with us.  Truly if all we have is Jesus, we have all that we need! 

From Corrie ten Boon...
"We mutter, we sputter,
We fume and we spurt,
We mumble and grumble--
our feelings get hurt.
We can't understand things,
Our vision gets dim,
When all that we need--
Is a moment with HIM.

Thank you Lord, that we may, that we must, pray!

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