Grumbling Antidote #4: Fill ‘Er Up

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

Ever feel like you’re running on empty?

I find that I’m most prone to grumble when I try to navigate life under my own power. Here’s what we get when we let our sinful nature take the wheel:

hatred
discord
jealousy
fits of rage
selfish ambition
dissensions
factions
envy
and much much more
(Galatians 5:20-21)

Grumbling Antidote #3: Praise

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

Whenever you feel like griping, groaning or grousing, search the Psalms. They’re packed with praise:

The Lord lives!
Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be God my Savior!
(Psalm 18:46)

Grumbling Antidote #2: Contentment

It’s NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG. Here’s today’s anti-whining Bible selection:

Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (1 Timothy 6:6-8)

A big source of my grumbling is that I want stuff I don’t have. Here’s a conversation I have far too often with myself:

He has a cool ___________.
Why can’t I?
Grumble. Whine. Complain.

Grumbling Antidote #1: Thankfulness

Yesterday, we officially kicked off NO GRUMBLING WEEK 2015 here on GUWG.

We started off with a pair of Bible verses that make it clear that grumbling, whining and complaining are bad things. We then issued a challenge: we asked all of our grumble-prone readers to (1) pinch themselves every time they feel a grumble coming on and instead (2) recite one of the verses.

No Grumbling Week

Do everything without complaining or arguing. (Philippians 2:14)

Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. (James 5:9)

It’s time again for our annual NO GRUMBLING WEEK here on GUWG.

I’ve been doing waaaaay too much griping, groaning, grouching and grousing lately. Don’t be like me. Please join all of us here on GUWG by reciting the official …

NO GRUMBLING WEEK PLEDGE

Sunday Solitude

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16)

Be like Jesus. Get alone with your Heavenly Father right now and pray.

David — whom God called “a man after my own heart” — wrote these words while hiding from his enemies in the desert wilderness. Pray through each and every precious syllable with all YOUR heart:

Bible or Baloney?

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

I’ll admit it: I have waaaaay more dumb 70s song lyrics stuck in my head than Bible verses.

ABBA. The Bee Gees. The Carpenters. Olivia Newton-John. KC & the Sunshine Band. They’re all in there.

Sadder yet, I may even have more 70s commercial jingles in my head than Bible verses. Take this little test to see if you’re as pathetic as me. Fill in the blanks: