Blurbs of Grace

Tag: Friends

Got Complaints?

I just finished reading some words that were written by King David long ago. They challenged me to really consider how we pour out our complaints over the phone, in emails and text messages, in person, on Facebook and Twitter, and even in our own personal blogs.

“With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.” – Psalm 142:1-2

Give your spouse and your friends a break from the bulk of your complaining. Take your complaints to the Lord first.

Magnify the Good

You magnify what you focus on. Focus on the good in others. After all, isn’t this how you want them to focus on you?

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

– Philippians 4:8

Be Thankful

Thankfulness is powerful. Peace and joy ride on its wings.

Today consider all the things in your life that you should be thankful for. Consider the things you don’t have. Are you healthy? Others are battling sickness. Did you have food to eat for breakfast? Others did not. Did you have a hard time deciding what to wear today? For some there is no decision. Did you have a bad hair day? Some have no hair, their therapy has caused it to all fall out. Did you lock the door of your home on your way to work? Some have no home nor job to go to. Did you get in a car to continue your travels? Some have no car. Did you kiss your spouse and kids in the morning? Some have no spouse or kids. Meeting a friend for lunch? Some have no friends… And what else can you be thankful for?

Consider all that you have and be thankful, truly thankful.