SCRIPTURE: Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. (Num. 11:1)
OBSERVATION: God our good Father hates complaining! In fact, his wisdom tells us: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Pro. 18:21). Complaining and grumbling always bring destruction!
APPLICATION: I choose to turn away from complaining about hardships and circumstances in my life. I choose to allow the Holy Spirit to discipline my speaking so that I may speak life and not death!
PRAYER: Forgive me Lord for venting, complaining, grumbling, and any other way I have partnered with the enemy in my speech. Forgive me for taking my eyes off you. I declare that you are bigger than any problem. Please heal my heart and renew my mind. Teach me how to partner with you and speak life.