Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wake Up Call
Have you ever had one of those days where you were complaining and grumbling inside your head to yourself- and also complaining out loud???! I had one of those days yesterday. God always knows just what we need! I took the kids to the park to eat a picnic lunch and when we sat down to eat one of our friends and her little boy showed up to eat a picnic lunch too! What an encouragement to be able to have adult conversation with a friend while the kids played.
An then I read this today: (Philippians 2:14-15)
Do all things without complaining and disputing (in the margin of my Bible it said that complaining can mean grumbling and disputing can mean arguing). Even tho this is a huge rebuke to me- I take it as a positive thing- God saw what was happening and He wanted to help- He directed me to the right scripture that I needed!...then the verses go on to say.....that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine as lights in the world!
That is what I want to be - a light!!! But lately I feel I have been a very dingy light bulb....the glass has been half empty and I have been complaining about things.
Lord, forgive me! Help me to shine brightly for you! I have so much to be thankful for- why do I struggle in my mind and invent trouble for myself. Have you ever done that?? Think up scenarios in your head that are completely untrue? Like- that person has it out for me because they looked at me a certain way- CRAZY- I need to meditate on Phil 4:8- thinking on what it true!! What is true? God loves me! God forgives me! Hope you have a happy day - a day where GOD'S light shines brightly through YOU!