Last night I meditated on 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which says, “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Grumbling and complaining is a fleshly reaction to a situation. Gratitude is a response from our spirit to the Lord. Same situation, but two different actions.
Philippians 2:13-14 says, “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. Do all things without complaining and disputing.” The Amplified uses the words grumbling and faultfinding and complaining.
An attitude of gratitude aligns our will and thoughts with His.