Will you Worship or Whine?

For the past few weeks I’ve been reading a book called Biblical Womanhood in the Home edited by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. It has wonderful insights into developing what it means to be feminine in the eyes of God, how to be truly beautiful, our responsibilities as women and how to pass on a biblical perspective of being female to the next generation. Each chapter of the book is written by a different author including Carolyn Mahaney, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Barbara Hughes, P. Bunny Wilson, Mary A. Kassian, Susan Hunt and Dorothy Kelley Patterson.

Right now I’m reading a section by Nancy and it was so good that I just wanted to share an except:

When God puts challenging circumstances in our lives, we either worship or we whine. I’m ashamed to say I’ve done more than my share of whining – even about ministry. “Oh, Lord, I’m tired of traveling. Do I have to go there? This is so hard! Why do I have to deal with that person?” I am reminded of the children of Israel in the wilderness who murmured incessantly. “If only God had just let us die in the wilderness,” they whined. One day God finally said in essence, “You want to die in the wilderness? Okay, you’ll die in the wilderness!” (see Num. 14:2, 28-30). Be careful what you say when you murmur – God may take you up on it.

Lord, don’t let me be a murmurer, let me be a worshiper. You remind me daily of how good you are. Thank you for being you and showing me your love, provision, mercy and blessing in this time of decision making. It’s hard but you are greater than all things, you are bigger than all things and I will praise you wherever you place me.

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