Spring has brought the first of our warmer weather. As I talked with a neighbor today, he reminded me how quickly our attitudes can change. He remarked how people have already begun complaining about the heat when less than two months ago they were complaining about the snow. We can always find reasons to complain, but we also always have reason to rejoice and praise!
With God in our lives, we can rejoice in every moment. Instead of looking for reasons to complain, we can remember all of the reasons we have for rejoicing and praising God. Every day and every breath that God gives us are reasons to praise! We can rejoice in our Salvation and overcoming sin through God's grace and mercy. The strength that we God gives us to face our challenges can be a reason for rejoicing. We can rejoice because we are able to call on God and know we are safe in His love and power. When we stop and consider our lives, we will surely see that there is more reason to rejoice than to complain!
Don't get caught up in complaining, but remember the many reasons for rejoicing and praising God!
Thank You for all that You do in my life. Help me to be a person that is always rejoicing instead of complaining. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.