Do you think God feels loved when we’re strong in faith in Him but walk around complaining? Now we might not be complaining out loud. We may even be praising God aloud. But when we have complaining and self-pity in our hearts, and/or in our words and manifest it in our actions, how loved do you suppose the Lord feels by us?
God shows us in the Bible He has a heart and soul, and we who profess to believe in Him and love Him should consider how our moaning and groaning must hurt Him. In loving the Lord, we should desire to bring Him joy, honor, praise, pleasure, delight, reverence, worship, and glory – and thanksgiving not complaining!
Please note in the following verse how we are encouraged to ABOUND in faith and thanksgiving! When I think about abounding, I think of overflowing.
Oh, friend, let us overflow with faith in, love for, and thanksgiving expressed to the Lord!
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
Colossians 2:6-7 KJV
Oh, Father, forgive me. Forgive us all. For all our lack of faith, love, and thanksgiving when we lack it. Forgive us for all our complaining and self-pity in our hearts, words, and actions. Forgive us for all the ways in which we have hurt your heart and soul, oh dear God. Teach us, oh Lord, to please you in all things. By your Holy Spirit, oh Lord, fill us with love, joy, and thanksgiving. Help us abound always in faith, love, and thanksgiving. Help us overflow with it all! Help us, oh Lord, to live according to your ways. AMEN!