“I don’t want to be a Christian if they complain so much!”
I did not understand any of it. I desperately wanted to.
On more than one occasion my roommate, who attended a different class than me, would come back to our room complaining about the people in her class, complaining about school and complaining about life in general.
Philippians 2:14-16 “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 as you hold out the word of life.”
“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. “Daniel 12:3.
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, " Phillipians 2:3
" Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing
Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the Lord;
my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak."
We are stars for the Lord shining His light into the dark world. Our goal is to glorify Him.
We have the awesome privilege to be used by God to Shine!