NEVER MURMUR – My First Devotional Post

 

Jesus

 

Hello my lovelies,

This post is bit unusual. Not because its Christian and all but because it deals with something deep inside of me. For years,  I have proclaimed myself as a Christian and I’ve shared that fact many times. However, I’m usually quick to add that I’m not that spiritual …. partly because it true and partly because I want people to still see me as cool….you know a cool Christian (this is not to say that I have conferred on myself a higher spiritual status).

 

But I’ve noticed a change in me recently; the fact that I love Jesus and I’m no longer ashamed to say it or apologetic about it; the fact that I’ve come to know Him today a bit better than I knew Him yesterday; the fact that there’s something in me that wants to make an effort to know Him more for myself and not because my mother says so; the fact that there is this longing in my heart to share my daily testimonies with the people around me and the joy and fulfillment I get when I do so; the fact that even though I’ve been a ‘church goer’ all my life (and that’s a long time), I’m only beginning to discover and understand the magnitude of His love for me and the freedom I feel when I remember that I can’t earn His love but it has been given to me freely.

 

I can go on and on, and you may or may not understand (I didn’t understand for a long time as well and I’m still learning) but I’d like to share something that happened yesterday.

 

During my daily devotion with my brother yesterday morning, I prayed to God to give me the opportunity to share His Word. One of my marketing calls led my colleagues and I to a captain’s house, where a 10-minute investment discussion turned into a 2-hour session of learning and talking about Christ. When we were set to leave, the man said ” I’ve learned so much today, thank you for coming”.

 

And then it struck me. What avenue do I have available to share my journey with Christ, the transformation he is making in my life and opportunity for others to come to know him? I may not be able to stand on the road to preach, but I can share the gospel through all the resources available to me – my testimonies, my job, my dance and my through my blog!

 

You probably came here to see one craft project or the other (and you most definitely will) but I’d like for you to take away so much more; something that only He can give to us. I still struggle with my shortcomings , trust me. But isn’t it wonderful to have a friend that loves you and died for you regardless of who or what you are?It took me a while to get here, but I hope your journey to Him will be much shorter and our journey with Him will be for eternity.

 

You can only love and trust someone you know. Therefore, in addition to my craft projects, I would like to share my daily devotion with you each day. Please join me in my journey to know, love and trust Christ more.

 

So here’s the first devotional post; I’ll put one up each day.

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Read: 1 Corinthians 10:9-10

“Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.” (1 Corinthians 10:10 KJV)

Every time something didn’t go right for the Israelites in the wilderness, they complained, criticized, tried God’s patience, and exploited His goodness. When we complain and murmur, it shows that we do not appreciate what God has already given us. No matter what is going on in our lives, God is still good.

This is not to say that if we complain about something, God is going to cause us to perish. But how many doors do we open for the devil in our lives through murmuring? How many times do we ask God to give us something, and after He gives it to us, we start complaining because we have to take care of it? This kind of wilderness mentality keeps us living in the wilderness when we could be living in the Promised Land.

In Philippians 2:14, we are told to do “all things” without complaining – that means everything! We can accomplish anything and always be a winner as long as we have a godly attitude and exercise control over our mouth daily.

Prayer: Lord, I say with all my heart that You are good and Your mercies are new every morning. Keep me from murmuring and complaining about what is going on in my life. Amen.

 

PEACE ON EARTH!

(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 42. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).

 

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