Philippians 2:14-15 (ESV)
 Do all things without grumbling or questioning, [15a] that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God.
Ladies! Are you ready for the next memory verse for Heart of the Home Challenge? For more details, click on labels and find Week 1! Remember there is a grand prize at the end of the year. You can also partner up with http://mybridgeradio.net/ for more details.
Have you had one of those days, weeks, or maybe even months when nothing is going your way? It feels like you've woken up on the wrong side of the bed repeatedly. Philippians 2:14-15 is a reminder of what the Israelites did after God showed them one miracle after another. They were freed from slavery and led by God himself to the promised land. Did they rejoice that God was in their midst and provided for all their needs? Nope, that's right ladies; instead they grumbled, complained, and even cursed at God for the trials. It was so severe that God finally said enough and did not allow most of them to enter into the promised land. Instead those who grumbled got the lovely experience of wandering around the wilderness for 4o years.
A woman's heart sets the tone of the home. Emotions and perspectives are choices we make. We may feel miserable, and irritable however we have the choice to either choose to be thankful even though we don't feel like it or we can give in to these emotions, grumble and complain. If your heart is centered on complaints, the tone of your children's attitudes will reflect yours.
Instead of complaining, thank God for the very air you breathe, thank Him for all the little things in life. If nothing else thank Him for your salvation! I want to be blameless when I stand before my Maker. I don't want to be held accountable for all the complaints which God actually sees as sin. This week, make a conscious choice to center your heart on God, turn each complaint into a thankful.