I read 14 Do everything without grumbling and arguing, [source]and stopped. The flashing Light was too bright to ignore.
Everything? Everything without grumbling?
Does ABBA really mean that? Doesn’t He know that is impossible for me? Doesn’t He see the traffic I drive in? Doesn’t He see the unskilled people in front of me who obviously are clueless as to the purpose of a blinker?
Doesn’t He see the gabby customer right there in front of me and the cashier with slow hands and listening ears? Doesn’t He know that I have to get out of this store?
Doesn’t He know I have been waiting on that service person for weeks now to get back here and finish this job?
And what about this: I am sick and tired of taking this longer route home – good grief! I could have built that bridge by myself by now!?
Everything without grumbling?
15 so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world. [source]
Will I do this perfectly? Not on my life! But today I can practice!
Philippians 4:13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) [source]
13 I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Thank You, ABBA. Thank You, HOLY SPIRIT, for making Your Word alive and fresh and new, helpful and guiding each time we read. I pray this Word will stay in my heart and brightly on my mind throughout this day and for every Reader who will say amen, me too ABBA.
We have some concerns for people around us and near to us; some cries for healing, for provision of things that are just out of our reach without Your help; and for revival. Yes revival, LORD. Revive us again we pray. I hear You, HOLY SPIRIT, You are right – doing everything without grumbling and arguing would surely help bring revival. Thank You, ABBA, in JESUS Mighty Name. Thank You.