Saturday, March 11, 2006

Tough to Swallow

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, life has been a little..."interesting" lately.

Last Sunday I shared this verse with the teenagers in class...

Phil 2:14 Do everything without complaining or arguing

Wrap your mind around that verse for a EVERYTHING without complaining or arguing! In other words, your life as a Christ-follower should contain NO (zero, zilch, nada) complaining or arguing.
That's tough to swallow!
How often have you failed on that one? I'll let ya know when I've mastered it. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until I reach heaven!
What other things are hard teachings for you to swallow? What have you read recently that you've really examined in your life and found lacking?


PatrickMead said...

Very difficult to master, indeed. Another hard one is to tune out all the commercials pushing financial security, all the people around you who declare you must have "this" much or you'll be eating cat food when you're seventy... and listen to Jesus when he said "Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth..." My wife and I are trying to remain faithful to that and it isn't easy.

Franklin Wood said...

We definitely struggle with that one, too!
I recently heard an older brother in Christ say, "This's all kindling!" And he's right! It will all be burned away (or rot away.)
Thanks for the response!