Now when the people COMPLAINED, it displeased the Lord; for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp.
There are two things that get the attention of God with speed and they are:
The reason being, both are coming from the heart and that is where God dwells. Complain is saying God is not capable while thanksgiving is appreciating Him in the middle of storm. It is easy to see what is not working for you and how it is working for others. It’s easy to see how life is not fair to you, how you have labored to make things happen and yet everything is stagnated and all effort has been futile.
Thanksgiving is not a gift but a choice. Complain is not a curse but a choice. You can still choose to give thanks because things are not working for NOW. It can be either God is preparing something bigger and better for you or is not the right time for you to have what you think you need NOW. Either ways God is listening to both Complain and Thanksgiving. Complain is telling Him that He is too slow to make good his promises in your life. While thanksgiving is telling Him that He Can Do Exceedingly Abundantly Above That You Can Imagine or Ask.
It is easier to complain than to give thanks and it diligence to give thanks than to complain. It is easier to see what it yet to be done than what has been done. But this is what I have come to understand about life. You cannot mix a life of blessing with a life of murmuring. There is no relationship between good and bad, neither can you see darkness and light together.
One of the secret that makes God’s own Country world power is a day out of 365days that is set aside to give glory to God For his goodness and mercies for the year. I have not heard of that anywhere in the world. Use this great opportunity today to reflect on God’s goodness in your life, and count your blessing. Remember every good and perfect gift comes from the lord.
Psalm 150:6New King James Version (NKJV)
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord
…be inspire, live abundant life, help others.
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