November 11, 2020

Bob Maas
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.”
Philippians 2:14-15
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:9-10

There are many different ways that I find myself resisting circumstances, but the most useless one is complaining. It is one of the easiest things I can do when I am dissatisfied with something or uneasy about my situations. Occasionally it is because I am feeling some sort of pain or grief. However, when I am aware of God’s presence with me, I realize that I don’t have anything about which I can object. Complaining is one of the most irrational things I can do. Now that I am aware of its negative effect on my fellowship with the Lord, I pray that He will help me get rid of my habit of fault finding with circumstances over which I have no control. I want to abide in the continual awareness of His presence and make that my highest priority.