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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Whine (05/23/13)

TITLE: Piss and Moan
By Dawn Winston
05/27/13


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Piss and Moan
Philippians 2:14, “Do all things without grumbling or questioning.”
What does God say about complaining? Don’t do it. 1 Corinthians 10:10 “Nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.” And again in James 5:9, “Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.”
From Adam and Eve on, we have whined about God’s provisions. “God won’t let us eat from this tree. Why not?” “This woman you put here with me, she tempted me and I ate.” Kvetching from the very beginning, we showed our lack of faith and ungratefulness.
Throughout Israel’s history God warns about complaining, and Israel ever whined about God’s plans for her often. Why do we complain? We do not trust God . Philippians 4:11-12, Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.”
My topic of complaint has been, for twenty five long years, my marriage. Surely the Lord and anyone else within earshot would know and understand why I moan, poor little old me. But one day my husband commented on my new shirt. I realized he has never noticed any new clothes or any other new purchase made by me for all this long time. With a new found grateful heart I realized, I am the luckiest woman in the world. Thanks be to God!


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Camille (C D) Swanson 05/31/13
You did a great job with passages that pertain to the topic and you closed with a subtle, yet powerful line.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/03/13
This is a lovely devotion. I'm sure many could relate. You had some great Scripture verses here, but I wish you had expanded on how they influenced your life more. By pulling the reader into a glimpse of the life of the MC, it allows the reader to relate. The more personal stories shared, the greater chance the reader will have of applying the Scriptures to her life. You did a nice job of writing on topic."Do all things without complaining," says it all. It's not easy sometimes, but having that mindset can make a huge difference in our lives. Good job and a timely reminder.