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“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.” Philippians 2:14-15 (New International Version of the Holy Bible)

This time of year brings out the worst and the best in people. Go shopping on “Black Friday” and you will experience the worst in people arguing over who gets a limited quantity sale item. It’s ridiculous to say the least. There are some people who stir up trouble everywhere they go.

Those of us who have chosen not to complain and argue stand out like stars in the sky. I would much rather shine than be part of this crooked world system. So, if you’ve dreamed of being a star here’s your chance to shine!

Prayer: I thank You, Lord, for allowing me to shine with Your glory. What a difference Your Spirit makes!

Devotion by Kaye Singleton

“Do all things without grumbling, complaining and faultfinding…” (Philippians 2:14, Amplified Bible)

What does ALL THINGS mean? All we do. All things we say. All things we participate in. All things we are responsible for.

This verse could just as easily have said “Do your job without grumbling, pay your bills without complaining and raise your children without faultfinding.”

By not grumbling, we show God we accept the life He’s given us. By not complaining, thankfulness grows in us. By not faultfinding, we begin to see all that’s right in our world!

What ALL THINGS are on your list today? With God’s help you can do them with joy!

Prayer: God, forgive me for the many times I’m complained about ________________. Help me to see things as you see them. Fill my heart with thankfulness and joy in all I do today. Amen.

Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff