As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word, so that you may grow up in your salvation. I Peter 1:8
Morning Prayer, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: THE THINGS WE COMPLAIN ABOUT
Father God, forgive me for complaining about what I don't have or can't get and thank You for all that You do for me. Amen
"I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” Philippians 4:12
“Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don't have ." I can remember times when without catching myself, I would start to complain about things that were totally insignificant. Some of those things were petty. It's not that I didn't have food, clothes, shelter, health, sight or hearing. It's not that I was out of a job, had no car or family that cared. I had all of that. Sometimes, without even realizing it, we just start to moan and groan about stuff that is totally irrelevant. These days, what puts my life in the proper perspective is realizing that across this world there are people in a far worse state than me. I am grateful for all that God has done and is doing for me. Yes, I know there are things I want that right now I can't get and some to me are really important. I can live with that. Whatever God chooses to do or don't do in those areas, I'm okay with it. I have learned as Paul says to be both abased and abound, or how to be content when I am up or down. Instead of whining and complaining about what I don't have, I thank God for what He has given me because as many of us know and many can attest to in this past year, everything you have right now can be gone, in an instant.
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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.." John 3:16