How do you identify a child in a group of grown-ups? It’s pretty easy, they are the ones crying and complaining about everything. I remember something the Apostle Paul wrote this morning:
1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.
1Co 3:2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able,
1Co 3:3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men?
There is nothing wrong with a child crying and whining for milk from its mother’s breast when it is hungry. But if you have someone 20, 30, 40, 50 years old still crying and whining for milk from its mother’s breast there is something wrong with that. That person has not grown up.
I listen to people from there 20’s through their 80’s that are still in an infant stage spiritually. All they do is whine and complain about everything.
That becomes their whole life, Crying, complaining, whining. If you took that away from them and they could not vent they could not live with themselves. Why? Because they are so miserable inside.
My wife works for the power company and one of her co-workers shared a phone call she got from a man in customer service.
Now picture this in your mind. We have just gone through a hurricane, people are without water and without power. Their homes are destroyed, filled with mold, water damage and wind damage.
You have people from all of this country, volunteers and some paid that have come here trying to help people get back into their homes, have power, food to eat, and water to drink. They are working long, hard days trying to help people.
In the midst of all of this chaos the city has gotten this mans power and water on, People have brought in food and water to help people etc.
This man calls the Power company and wants someone taken off the restoration crews because the street light across the street from where he lives lost it’s cover and is shining in his window at night. Man put some aluminum foil on your window, for the time being, Think about others instead of crying and moaning about your problems.
I’ve always said for many years if a church does not disciple it’s people the pastor is going to be a babysitter for a bunch of screaming, whining adults that are babies spiritually.
I love people that speak faith and have faith in God. People who are filled with the Holy Spirit and share this Gospel message with other people. People who love God with all of their heart, souls, minds, and strength.
I preached last night in the church and a young lady named Jessica received the Lord into her heart. I am supposed to baptize her today between 5 and 7, they will let me know today. Get them saved, baptized, filled with the Holy Spirit, disciple them and they won’t be whining and crying when they are 50 years old.
We have a hurricane-affected community today. The roads are filled with tree stumps, branches, trash piled high above the ground today, some people like I said have no power or water to their homes. it will be months for some to have restoration and have some kind of normality back to their lives. Friend if you can wash your clothes, take a shower, have food to eat and clothes to wear you are a blessed person indeed today.
The opposite of a crying, whining child is a full grown responsible mature adult. I know you can sit around whining and complaining and blaming someone else for your miserable condition. But that is not what a mature Christian does, they do something about their situation.
They pray, they go to the Word of God and they seek out the promises of God, they walk by faith and not by sight. Look at your life today. Are you ashamed of what you have become? Then do something about it. Have a new beginning today. Don’t bring your yesterdays or your tomorrows into this day.
Have a blessed day in the name of the Lord…