Monday, February 27

Manna Monday- Worship instead of Whining

As I listened to my pastor preach yesterday morning about the joy the apostle Paul had in prison, I wrote something down on the front of the order of service that he said at the end of the sermon. It hit me like a ton of bricks. See the picture below.

It is so easy when life is not going your way to succumb to an attitude of whining.
Whining looks to our situation, our feelings, our thoughts about what life should look like instead of looking to God. Worship looks to God and seeks to lift Him up.

The apostle Paul's didn't whine or complain about his hardships. Instead he worshipped God. His aim was to make Christ known and it didn't matter what circumstance he found himself in because he knew God was with Him and if the oppportunity afforded him to be able to preach Christ more, it was worth it to him.
He said to the Philippians, "What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice" (Philippians 1:18). He rejoiced in his hardships.

This Monday morning, God has you exactly where you are for a reason. Look around at the people you work with, the people you see while you are out running errands, your family and friends, your neighbor. You have a purpose to make Christ known to others through your attitude and actions. Whatever you are doing this Monday morning, make your aim to worship God first instead of whining about what you do not have or what you think you have lost.

Here are a few scriptures to jumpstart your Monday's worship of God. (Place your cursor over each scripture.)
Psalm 150:6
Psalm 8:1
Psalm 47:1
Psalm 30:1

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  1. Good post! Thank you for sharing and reminding me how easy it is to take our eyes off the Lord. Thanks for sharing the Scripture verses as well. Blessings.

  2. Thank you Just Be Real for your comment!!!! I am so thankful that this post has encouraged you in your walk with the LORD. It is so easy to take our eyes off of Jesus. We need to be looking for Him everyday!!! Please keep dropping by Joy Treasure! Blessings to you as well!


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