• Linda Lee

Grumble, Grumble, Grumble

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, "Children of God without fault in a 'warped and crooked' generation." Phil.2:14

Do you know anyone that doesn't grumble? I've known a few, but they are up in the "Saints Pew". Where and when did we start grumbling? Maybe at birth . . . remember, most of us come out screaming!

When I stop and think about my blessings, I am so ashamed of my grumbling. I have everything, really! Am I rich by today's standards? BIG NO to that one! However, I am so rich when it comes to spiritual standards. God loves me, provides for my needs (yes, I would have gotten tired of manna, too), and protects me 24/7. But, why do I grumble so much? Maybe I want too much, expect too much, demand too much - too much - too much!

I am so sorry that I dwell sometimes on what I don't have! I can really get in to the compare and grumble game. Let's face it, I can really grumble.

Forgive me. You are such a good, generous, loving, perfect God. I am no better than Adam and Eve . . . . .I want the apple. Help me change from grumbling to gratituding (be calm, I know this is not a word). Would you give me a little pain (very little) when I start grumbling. Maybe I will slow down or even stop!

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