STOP MURMURING, START PRAISING!!Paul Dhinakaran

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing.”    (Philippians 2:14)

The Dhinakarans My beloved,

Are you murmuring this morning that why I need to go through the path of suffering? Do not say so, because it will be counted as sin in the presence of God. The Bible says, “… Because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the LORD.” (Exodus 16:8).

My heart was broken, when my sister Angel passed away. I was also murmuring like this and cried to the Lord, “I am preaching the Love of God, but where is Your love? Where is Your goodness? Why should my sister die?”When I start to read the scriptures, I used to murmur, “You have promised many promises in the Bible; but, nothing was fulfilled in my sister’s life.” My heart was troubled with sorrow and pain. I was unable to pray; my heart was filled with murmuring and two months passed away like this.

At that time, the merciful Lord Jesus appeared before us in our morning family prayer. God did not forget nor ignore us because of our murmur. The Lord of compassion came into our hearts. The Lord Jesus Christ gave himself on the cross for our sins. The precious blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from our sin. Even though The Lord forgave our sins, we continue to sin. Even when we sin, He does not leave us. The Lord knows that we murmur because of our weakness.The Bible says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” (Romans 8:26). By knowing our weakness, He intercedes for us. He shows His mercy and encourage when we murmur. Our blessings will be interrupted by murmuring. The Holy Spirit intercedes for us to God, to forgive us. How good is our God who is with us.

Yes, my beloved, how many of you are murmuring today saying, “Why haven’t I received my blessings still? Why the things which I desired is not happening in my life? Why I did not receive this before the other person? Due to loss, because of the unwanted words that people speak against you, loss in business, and jealousy in seeing the blessings of others and if we pray with murmuring, then these prayers an abomination in the sight of the Lord. Pray that the murmuring spirit leave you today. The Bible says, “Do everything without grumbling or arguing”(Philippians 2:14). The Lord will cleanse your heart and fill you with his good spirit and thoughts. Yes, when the Spirit of the Lord comes into you, he will guide you and bless you (I John 5:6).

Prayer:

Loving Lord,

There is nothing that hurts You more than my complaining spirit. Though You have filled my life with great blessings, I have been ungrateful. Forgive me for my murmuring. Let Your grace fill me. Fill my mouth with praises and gratefulness. Help me to do everything without grumbling. Thank You Jesus for Your love and for the Holy Spirit who intercedes for me in my weakness. In Jesus precious name.

Amen.
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