Posted by: Pure Glory | 06/07/2018

Complaining Or Grateful?

by Hazel Straub

Discouraged due to your circumstances? Change the way that you think. Renew your mind by thinking on how much Father God loves you. How he sustains and strengthens you on life’s journey. Express gratitude and thankfulness for his goodness to you.

The children of Israel were miraculously delivered from years of slavery in Egypt and had all their needs provided. They had manna, bread from heaven to eat and water from the rock. Their clothes and shoes did not wear out. God was their cloud cover, shading them from the desert sun by day and as fire by night. Yet their focus changed from their blessings, to ingratitude and complaining. They became impatient with the journey and discouraged, cursing God and Moses for their difficulties. This negativity brought judgment and not joy.

Our attitude determines our outcome. Have a different thought of gratitude and live abundantly.

And they journeyed from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom, and the people became impatient (depressed, much discouraged), because [of the trials] of the way.
And the people spoke against God and against Moses, Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water, and we loathe this light (contemptible, unsubstantial) manna.Then the Lord sent fiery (burning) serpents among the people; and they bit the people, and many Israelites died. And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord, that He may take away the serpents from us. So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent [of bronze] and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole, and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of bronze [attentively, expectantly, with a steady and absorbing gaze], he lived. (Numbers 21:4-9 AMPC) (Jesus said he was the bronze serpent, “He who believes in (has faith in, clings to, relies on) the Son has (now possesses) eternal life.” But whoever does not so believe in, cling to, and rely on the Son “will never see… life.” (John 3:36 AMPC))

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  1. Amen! This is very true. Speak the word and encourage yourself in it at all times.

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    • Yes! Keeping our focus on the Lord and speaking the word is great encouragement.

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      • Amen!

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  2. Amen! Great word!

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  3. Lord Jesus, help us to change our thought patterns.

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  4. Our attitude is the key for sure! Thanks for the reminder

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  5. Reminds me of “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
    Romans 12:2 ESV

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    • Yes, it is time to be transformed by the renewal of your mind. When we focus on Jesus are lives are transformed.

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  6. So true!

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  7. Good Word!

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  8. Beautiful words.


  9. Reblogged this on emotionalpeace.


  10. I will Choose gratitude over complaining!! 😄

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