Grateful reverses Grumbling

I was reading about how the Israelites were rather grumbly when they were delivered from slavery. They grumbled about being stuck at the Red Sea, they grumbled about not having water, they gem led about not having food & it seems like they grumbled about Moses. Truthfully, I’m not so sure that I would have been less grumbly if I’d been in their sandals ,)
But here’s a few challenge points:
*I think that being grateful can be more helpful than being grumbly
*being grumbly or being grateful seems to create more of themselves (when I grumble, I can easily grumble more & it’s the same for me w gratitude)
*gratitude is a specific way to worship & give praise to God
*gratitude has better effects on my thinking & emotions than being grumbly
*gratitude positions my focus out & up rather than in & down
Let’s be grateful!!

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So here’s the sequel to yesterday with the Greek mid-term.  With God’s help, I stopped complaining & griping, studied hard (I found myself to be more productive w my studying when I stopped complaining) and thanks be to God, I got an 88% on my Greek mid-term.  For some of you, that may be disappointing – thinking I should have gotten at least an A.  But please realize that this B+ was extremely miraculous (the best grade I’d earned in the class all semester). 

So here’s my conclusion, complaining & griping don’t usually bring the results we want. I find that when I gripe, argue with & complain to God (or anyone else):

  • my attitude goes down the toilet,
  • I have a hard time getting myself into being constructive & productive 
  • I become an unhappy person
  • I bring others down around me. 

I don’t want or need these results in my life & I’d venture to say that you don’t either.  😉

Check back later for some cool stuff on the Lord’s Prayer & the existence of evil!