11 May Lets not be grumblers!
We heard a great mother’s day message at church yesterday by Pastor Eric about refraining from grumbling and as he says it “control our pie hole”!
“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.’ Then you will shine among them like the stars in the sky as you hold on to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ Jesus that I did not run or labor in vain.”
We heard how nobody wants to be around people that are always grumbling or whining about something. When we grumble we make the universe very small and ourselves very big. We make too much of self. Why don’t we choose to be poured out like a drink offering instead? A sweet aroma to those around us? Phil 2:17
How can we stop our grumbling?
We can suffocate grumbling by controlling the tongue! The Word says if we can control the tongue the body will follow! Jam 3:2
And James 1:26 says “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”
How do we do this?
We ask the Holy Spirit to empower us and help us control our tongue, behavior , tone of voice etc!
” God works in us to will and act according to His purpose” Phil 2:13
I’m preaching to myself! Lord help me to be that sweet aroma to others around me- that means my family first!