14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the Word of Life; that I may rejoice in the Day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Well, here is one evidence to me that the Lord took me to this passage.
I was looking up Scripture about smiling and use an example from swimming class today but I was directed elsewhere.
I found the above verses and my first thought was “Really, God?”.
I have dishwasher that needs to be unloaded and re-loaded, clothes to wash and put away and groceries to buy! Wow, even in listing my “to do’s”, it sounded like grumbling!
Someone told me years ago, when washing dishes, don’t fuss about the task, be thankful for the food that went on or in them, the water and soap to rinse them and the health to clean.
A month ago, my friend asked me if I wanted a job. It wasn’t going to be much, just helping with swim lessons a few times a week Of course that sounded fantastic! The situation couldn’t be more ideal because when the weather is bad, I don’t work since it is in the water!
Last night I was up late watching the weather This morning, I was so hoping it would thunder so I could just roll back over and go to sleep I woke up in the middle of the night and it was pretty stormy, so I thought certainly there was enough residual storminess that I wouldn’t have to go.
After turning off about 4 snoozes, I finally came to the conclusion that I was going to have to get up and go to work! One whole hour (not even a full hour), I would be working with these little children, yet my attitude could not have been any worse. I was grumpy because the weather I thought I could count on to get me out of it, didn’t!
I don’t sound very thankful for my job, do I? I know! The very blessing God gave me to work a few hours, get a little income and doing something I enjoy, now I am hoping for an opportunity to escape those responsibilities just for today when I have only done this for two weeks!
Since Little Anna Ruth did not want to get her hair wet this morning, she was clingy and teary-eyed. After she and I went around the pool a bit, holding two her two hands, next hanging on to just one of my fingers, then letting go, just like the squeeling boy the other day. By the end of the class, the sweetie was smiling at me! Boy what I would have missed if I had not been there! God is so awesome!
Thank You for this beautiful day
In sunshine or storms
You are there with us
Please keep us safe if we must travel
Or at home as we go about our tasks
We ask for balance, God
We don’t want to be complacent
Please forgive us our ornery attitudes, soured by impatience or cynicism
Please replace it with grace for our fellow man, with willing obedience
If our hearts obey, Father
Our labor is not in vain
In the Name of Jesus,
“God Is So Good”
“Nothing Is Impossible”
“What A Mighty God We Serve”
“He Has Made Me Glad”
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