A newly arrived soul in Heaven was met in Heaven and was taken on a tour around Heaven. They walked inside a large workroom filled with angels working. St. Peter stopped and said, "This is the Receiving Section. Here is where all the prayer requests to God are received". The soul looked at the section, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out prayer requests from all over the world. They walked again until they reached the next section, and St. Peter told the soul, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here is where the graces and blessings the people asked for are packed and delivered to the persons who asked for them" The soul noticed there were just as many angels working in that room.
Finally, at the next section the soul stopped, and to his surprise there was only one angel there basically doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledging Section," St. Peter told the soul. "How is it that there is no work here?" "That's the sad thing”, St. Peter answered. "After the people received the blessings very few send their acknowledgments". "How does one acknowledge God's blessing?" "Simple”, St. Peter answered. "Just say, “'Thank you, Lord'."
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...you are more blessed than the millions who will not survive this week…SAY THANK YOU LORD
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world…SAY THANK YOU LORD
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death ..you are more blessed than three billion people in the world...SAY THANK YOU LORD
Listen to His Still Small Voice:
No matter what you are going through this day, let Me hear you say, “Thank You, Jesus." In all things stop and take some time and give Me thanks. Praise Me when you’re going through the struggles of this life. Praise Me and trust that I have you in the palms of My hands and that I am using your situation to bring forth pure gold. Have faith in Me, and trust I am at work behind the scenes to give you the desires of your heart. With a heart of thanksgiving, let praise rise from your lips.
Be patient and count it all joy when trials and tribulations come your way, and never forget that I have all power, and I am in control. Never forget that I knew your ending before you were created. Oh give thanks, My child, give thanks for everything that I allow you to go through is working for your good. Give thanks, My child, give thanks, and praise My name for I have delivered you through many storms, and I’m not through working in your life. Look around you; give thanks, for there is hope. I am that hope.
Count your blessings, and just say, “Thank you Jesus”. Those three simple words mean so much to Me. Those words will send the enemy fleeing. Thank you, Jesus, thank you, Jesus. Oh, that you would praise Me this day, for I am good.
Have a blessed day; count your blessings, and take some time to remind others just how blessed we all are, because Jesus lives.
Meditate on His Word:
Luke 17:12-18 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
1Th. 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.