Monday, June 13, 2011

Consider the Lily

Last week my Pastor began a new message series called
STOP..... Start Really Living!
This week's message focused on Stop Complaining.  Pastor encouraged us to get through this coming week without complaining.  I don't know about you ~ but this will be a challenge for certain areas of my life. 

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky."
Philippians 2:14-15

It's difficult to complain when your heart, thoughts and words are full of praise. So this week I'm going to focus on praising the Lord.  Today I want to praise Him for the beautiful flowers that are blooming in my yard. The colors, the shapes and smells. The intricacies of each one.  To help me maintain a spirit of gratefulness through out the day, I'm going to write something on a little sticky note and post it nearby.  Just a little something to help me remember how many blessings I have. 
Today it will be:

 "Consider the lilies of the field......."


Jo said...

That's a good goal. I wish you luck!

Miss Debbie said...

A good thought for today...and everyday! Consider the lilies...a favorite verse and a favorite song. I've sung it a few times over the years at church and at a funeral once. A great reminder of how very much God cares for us!

Ann said...

a whole week without complaining huh? Oh brother that would be tough for It is a good goal to have though. Ridding my mind of the negative thinking does wonders for my mood.