Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Heart Filled With Grace

I'd like to think I don't complain much.  I seem to accept the bigger challenges and disappointments in my life as I understand God's hand is behind them.  But I'm afraid I grumble too much about the stifling weather, the missing sock, the sticky spill, the noisy neighbors. 
A heart that is full of grace and goodness within will bear a great many strokes, and never make any noise, but if an empty heart is struck it will make a noise.  When some men and women are complaining so much, and always whining, it is a sign that there is an emptiness in their hearts.  If their hearts were filled with grace they would not make such a noise.
Source:  The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs, pg. 77

"Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer."  I Corinthians 10:9-10


  1. You are so right. We need hearts filled with grace to keep our words encouraging and free of complaints.

  2. Great quote! May God fill our hearts with more of His grace. I know I need it. Blessings!

  3. Great quote! And yes, I can certainly relate. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thank you ladies for your comments and for reading along. Blessings!


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