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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Joanne Lowe's Meditations : 'Complaining or Rejoicing'


“And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.”
Deuteronomy 26: 11 (King James Version)

We should be rejoicing because God has given us so many things. However, instead of rejoicing, many times we complain about what He hasn’t done for us. We may have beautiful homes and cars yet we want bigger homes and more expensive cars.

How we must break His heart because not only do we complain instead of rejoicing, we are never satisfied. We are like little children who can’t have their way or another piece of candy. We take God for granted. We know that He can do anything so we expect Him to do what we want Him to do when we want Him to do it.

God is not a puppet. He doesn’t have strings for us to pull to make Him perform for us when we want something. God is a Holy God and we need to treat Him with respect and dignity. How dare you and I treat Him like He has to perform for us, that He should do what we want Him do and when we want Him to do it.

Are you rejoicing and thanking God for all that He has done for you or are you complaining because He hasn’t done something you wanted Him to do? How would you feel if your children constantly complained about what you haven’t done for them without ever saying thank you for what you have done for them?

It is time that we stop complaining and start thanking God and rejoicing for all that He has done for us. The greatest thing He has given us is His beloved Son. What tenderness, forgiveness, compassionate and unconditional love flows from the heart of our Heavenly Father for you and for me. Thank You, dear Father, for opening Your heart of compassion and love to us and sending Your Son to die for our sins. We love You and we appreciate You. Please forgive us for complaining instead of rejoicing. Amen.

Joanne Lowe

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