WHAT COMPLAINING IN PRAYER WILL DO TO YOU (4)
Spirit Meat Text- NUMBERS 13:27-33; 14:6-9
6. Complaining magnifies the problem: Complaining multiplies the problem in your mind and imagination. When you complain, the problem is magnified like a mountain and your faith shrinks. On the other hand, when you thank God, God is magnified. The Bible says magnify the Lord with your words because when you magnify Him, He looks bigger to you, your situation and your faith begins to rise. The size and strength of your faith is a reflection of your revelation of God’s ability and might. When you begin to complain, a small problem begins to look big and assumes disproportionate size in your life and in your thoughts until you give up. In today’s Bible text, you saw how the children of Israel complained to their destruction. They complained of the giants in the land and saw themselves as grasshoppers in their sight. They could not enter the Promised Land because they complained. This was a magnified problem. In the same situation, facing the same giants, Caleb and Joshua did not complain. Their revelation of God was bigger than the giants. However, to the other people that complained, the giants were bigger than their God. If you complain, it makes your problem bigger than God, but when you imbibe the habit of thanking God, it makes God bigger than your problems and before you know it, your problem will disappear because of the divine process you have set in motion.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive a garment of praise and thanksgiving in all situations. I cut down to size, every problem magnifying itself due to my complaints in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Exodus 29:1-30:10, Matthew 26:14-46, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 8:14-26