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Thursday, October 31, 2013
What are You Complaining About?

As we approach Thanksgiving, I will write on the topic of "Thanks" for the next four weeks.  This first blog is focused on inspecting our words and attitudes as this is a reflection of what is happening in our hearts.

Online Community, please read through these blogs and comment.  Even though we are not in the same room physically, we are just words away from encouraging each other.  God bless.

Ted

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We know who they are, but let's review a few complainers we find in Scriptures:

  • Adam and Eve should have been content in the Garden; however, they wanted one more thing.  Disobedience can be a reflection of our heart complaining to our authority, "You have not provided enough for me!"  Read Genesis 2-3
  • The Israelites lost site of God's miracles and complained constantly.  Read Exodus 16 and Numbers 11.
  • Jonah complained about God’s care for the people of Nineveh.  Read Jonah 3-4.

Personal Inspection

  1. What have you complained about this morning?  Yesterday?
  2. What drives you to complain?  The weather, the traffic, the service at a restaurant?
  3. Who heard your complaint?

Fixing an Addicted Complainer

Philippians 4:8 reads, "Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.”

Luke 6:45 reads, "The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."

The cure is to get our mind on the things around us that are true, noble, just, lovely, etc.  These things are from God.  When we fill our mind with the Word of God, He begins to change our mind and our attitude.  Decide today to demonstrate a grateful and thankful attitude toward God and others today.

God bless.

Ted Whitney


 
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