SURFING WITH JESUS
Pastor Gene A. Dasher, Sr.
Web Site: http://SurfingwithJesus.Blogspot.com
PURITY - DON’T COMPLAIN
14Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
A customer was bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First, he asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down cause he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient; he walked back and forth and never once got angry.
So finally, a second customer asked him why he didn’t throw out the pest." Oh, I really don’t care or mind," said the waiter with a smile. "We don’t even have an air conditioner."
Some people are quick to complain about anything and everything and even when there is nothing to complain about!
The people of Israel were notorious for grumbling or complaining. They grumbled about the lack of food, or the crummy food, the lack of water, and so on.
Do you get the idea that the Lord wasn’t happy with them and isn’t happy with us when we complain and grumble? That is what our 31 day fast from complaining has been about this month at our church.
It may be easy to complain about life but it’s not the best thing. The better way of life is to do something good or something positive to help a given situation.
Complainers don’t give the impression of purity or a holy life. But God desires holiness or purity of us.
Notes from message by Steve Shepherd on Purity, Jonesboro Christian Church AR
“If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9