We have just come out of a Thanksgiving weekend. What did you thank God for?
For many it has been a difficult 18 months and many find it easier to grumble and complain about the world and circumstances around them . But Philipians 4:14-16 reminds us to “ do everything without grumbling or complaining...so you will shine like stars among them”
Do you complain about all the laundry you have to do? Do you grumble when it is time to do dishes? Do you gripe about being stuck in traffic? What if we took these as opportunities to see how God has blessed us and to change our perspective and attitude.
Instead of complaining about the laundry, be grateful you have clean clothes to wear each day. When the dishes have piled up thank God you have plenty to eat each day. While sitting in traffic thank God for giving you the opportunity to slow down and spend some time in conversation with Him.
What other ways can you “shine like stars” in the days, weeks and months to come?
Marcia Horinga, Grade 1 Teacher