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Redeemed & Restored: Do Everything Without Grumbling!


“Are you thinking about God at all?”

Today’s episode of Redeemed & Restored is entitled: ‘Do Everything Without What?! Do Everything Without Grumbling!’ Do you find yourself complaining often? Do you get frustrated easily? Ask God if there is something you need to learn. Sometimes God uses events that tempt us into frustration to get our attention. Both anxiety and frustrations are sin and should not be taken lightly. Whatever is not like Jesus is sin! We all struggle sometimes but we must admit and pray for each other’s struggles so that we may be healed.


Questions Discussed

  • Are you always complaining?

  • Why a change of heart is important?

  • What does The Bible say about complaining?

Episode Verses

  • Psalm 139: 1-3You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
  • Philippians 2:12-19:

    “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”

    Athena Dean Holtz Episode Quotes

  • “Do you recognize the invisible hand of God behind whatever is triggering your frustration?”
  • Are you thinking about God at all?  


Patience. What causes frustration? Complaining in the Bible. What does the Bible say about complaining? How do I stop complaining biblically?
Athena Dean Holtz
Welcome, I'm Athena!

I start each day by tithing the first hour to the Lord in prayer, reading the word, doing word studies of the Text, and asking God how I can live out what I am reading. This time is usually met with meditation on devotionals that are usually written by dead guys like Oswald Chambers, CS Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer, and Andrew Murray.

Right now, I’m reading a daily devotional with a friend called Tozer on the Almighty God for my focus for the day. It's fun to see individually what pulls us in to spur one another on to good deeds!

The Bible is filled with action steps to walk out in practical and intentional ways. This sets my day in motion to walk it out! I hope this is your heart, too.

Consider this a personal invitation to join me in this journey!

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