Jan 21 – A Little Whine

“Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea
and they went into the Desert of Shur.
For three days they traveled in the desert
without finding water.
When they came to Marah,
they could not drink its water
because it was bitter.
(That is why the place is called Marah.)
So the people grumbled against Moses,
saying, “What are we to drink?””  –Exodus 15:22-24

Oh the Hebrews were a whiny bunch.  God repeatedly demonstrated His existence, His concern, and His promise keeping and yet, at the first point of discomfort, they whine.

What about you?  Are you a whiner?  What’s the last thing you whined about?  I challenge all of us that the next time we find a whine coming out we stop ourselves and get a piece of paper and pen and write down every blessing we have, particularly about the thing we’re whining about.

For example, your teenager frustrates you – you’re blessed to have a child.  Your boss gives you work you don’t want to do – you’re blessed to have a job.  Your spouse spends money on something you don’t think is necessary – you’re blessed to have money.

Before we let that next whine finish, we need to check our blessings and make sure our attitude is right.  The more we recognize our blessings, the more praise we will give our God and the less wanting we will become.

Father, forgive me for my whining or worrying.  You give me everything I need and all I want and so much more, I just fail to see all there is.  forgive me for putting so much value on what I think is important and not on what you know is.

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Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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