Get a Grip, Gripers

Numbers 11:1-10

Today, we want to focus on griping, murmuring, complaining or whatever word you want to use to describe what our mouth does when we are not satisfied with our circumstances.  Let us look at our Jewish friends who had a long history of murmuring. 

                   Ø  The people griped about God’s provision.

Ø  The people griped about God’s appointed leadership.

o   I Samuel 26:7-10

Ø  The people griped about their adversity.

o   Proverbs 3:11-12

 

Check Your Thankometer

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Modern medical science uses various instruments to measure our physical health by taking the data and translating that into a numerical value.  If that number fits into an acceptable range, we are considered healthy, and if not, not so much!  For example, a thermometer reading 98.6 means something different than one reading 102.  But what about our spiritual health?  What if I could invent a "thankometer" that measured the gratitude of our heart, what would it reveal about our spiritual health?

We are commanded to give thanks in everything. 
We need to focus not on the problem, but on the problem solver! 
What we believe affects the way we live our lives.  (Philippians 4:6-7,  Acts 16:19-25
We are to be thankful during the tough times.  Romans 8:28, Job 1:21-22
We are to be thankful during the times of blessing.  Luke 17:15-16
Our faith is only as big as our concept of God.