Are You a Complainer?

I learned alone time ago in my Christian walk not to complain. It gets us nowhere but seems to add to a person being that much more miserable and even unbearable to be around.  I think about how the children of Israel cried out for deliverance, and when the Lord did not do things the way they wanted they whined, moaned and complained and felt sorry for themselves.  

It just reminds me that so many Christians today do not sincerely appreciate and are thankful for what they have when they complain about every little thing. I find it very tough to pray for people who make it their mission to whine every little thing that is not right in their lives. It does not make me feel sorry for them or want to pray for them one little bit. That just might be the reason God does not hear their prayers

"Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord; for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. 2 Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the Lord, the fire was quenched. 3 So he called the name of the place Taberah,[a] because the fire of the Lord had burned among them." Numbers 11:1-3

I am not a complainer.  I do not sit around and moan about every little thing that goes wrong. I appreciate what I have, and know that the Lord has been gracious in my life. I do know that Moses was a type and shadow of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is our deliverer today. I would not think that Donald Trump would go to God on our behalf... 

JESUS is the one who clothes us and is our provider. He intercedes on our behalf to our Father God. We cannot depend upon man but put our trust in God. He will take care of our every need. Its good to pray. I'm not saying to not pray for these people....God will deal with rebellious hearts in His own way. I just find it very difficult!!

I ask Jesus to forgive me if I have ever whined or complained or had envy in my heart. One way or another Jesus wants to deliver us from those demons!

Father help us, yes even us Christians, learn to appreciate what we do have. Help us to walk in YOU, PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT, where there is no envy or discontentment or whinning!!  Amen.