Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Choosing Gratitude Day 18

Day 18

1 Corinthians 10:1–13

In today’s reading, Paul reflects back 

on the children of Israel in the 

wilderness and identifies four specific 

sins they committed, all of which had 

dire consequences. It’s sobering to 

realize that He includes the sin of 

“grumbling” with these other sins and 

takes them all seriously!

Grumbling is the opposite of 

thankfulness. Like gratitude, it starts in 

the heart and expresses itself in our 

words. It grows out of the sin of 

discontentment—not being satisfied 

with what God has provided. 

Philippians 2:14–15 says we are to 

“do all things without grumbling,” and 

that when we are obedient in this 

matter, our lives shine the light of 

Christ into our dark world.

Are you guilty of the sin of grumbling? 

If so, confess that to the Lord; ask Him 

to forgive you and to grant you true 

repentance. Purpose in your heart to 

“put off” all complaining and to “put 

on” a heart of thankfulness.

Ask God to make you sensitive and 

alert to situations over the next twenty-

four hours where your natural response 

would be to murmur or whine. Ask Him 

for grace to give thanks every time 

you’re tempted to grumble.

Over the next 24 hours. remember when your tired after getting up at 4am to put the turkey in and spend the day cooking and cleaning grumbling!! I the only one that will need this reminder? *wink*

Do you struggle with grumbling? For me some days are easier then others when it comes to not grumbling,  but we need to remember that God takes grumbling seriously.

Have an AWESOME Thanksgiving (and remember NO grumbling. *wink*)!!

For His Glory,

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