Philippians 2:12-18, I Corinthians 10:31, Ephesians 4:29
The African Encounter team and helpers are busy preparing some grain for distribution to needy people. The sun is hot, the day is long, and the temptation to grumble and complain exists just as we have that some challenge in the everyday events of our life.
One of the easiest things to do is complain about the weather, others, our job, the circumstances, traffic, or some mundane thing. If one is not careful, they adopt a lifestyle of complaining and grumbling. We must remember that the Scriptures remind us that our words are coming from the heart or inner person. (Matthew 12:34-35)
Grumbling and complaining come from a discontented and unhappy attitude, which is a focus on the negative and difficult things in life. The Apostle Paul gives testimony about being content in Philippians 4:11.
Being content is to be . . .
- Thankful to God
- Grateful to others
- Joyful in life
- Peaceful at heart
To “do all things without murmuring and disputing” is a great challenge and goal for today.