Monday, February 6, 2012

Are You Grumbling?



Are you grumbling?

Are you finding that joy is lacking in your life?

It is so easy to get distracted with ourselves, I've had it sneak up and rear it's ugly head with  me and surely you have experienced it in  your life too. 

 Nancy Leigh Demoss of Revive Our Hearts gives us a great reminder:


"Gratitude is the overflow of a humble heart, just as surely as an ungrateful, complaining spirit flows out of a proud heart. Proud people are wrapped up in themselves. If people or circumstances don’t please or suit them, they are prone to whine or become resentful.


A humble person thinks much of God and others and little of himself. He recognizes that anything he has is better than he deserves. He doesn’t feel anyone owes him anything. He doesn’t feel entitled to have more, or for life to be easy, or for everyone to love him and treat him well. He’s grateful for the least little kindness that’s extended to him, knowing it’s more than he deserves.


Make a list of anything you can recall “whining” about recently. How does your complaining manifest a spirit of pride, entitlement, and expectations?


Then take time to sit quietly before the Lord. Confess any pride that has shown itself in complaining, irritability, anger, or resentment, rather than giving of thanks. Humbly tell Him that you don’t deserve any of His favor, and give Him thanks for any specific recent blessings He brings to mind."

She shares this here:


 I highly recommend it!

And since it is almost Valentine's day and I know you all are thinking about ways to strengthen and build up your marriages, I will also share this link:



You can find her encouraging books by her here. 

Have a blessed day building up your sacred homes!



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5 comments:

Kristen Elizabeth said...

So encouraging! Thank you!

Jessica@MakingHomeSweeter said...

I love this line "He recognizes that anything he has is better than he deserves". So, so true. Thank you for sharing!

Tracy said...

I really needed to hear this! Thank you!

Ruth said...

Thank you. I LOVE Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Some years back I was praying for a Titus 2 mentor, and the Lord kept leading me back to her broadcast. I have been so blessed by Revive Our Hearts.

Rhonda Devine said...

Nancy's book, "Choosing Gratitude", Your Journey to Joy, is a very good book--I highly recommend it!