is very important that we are thankful to the Lord for the many
blessings that He bestows upon our life. Many times we are quick
forget the good things that God has given us and tend to think
the trouble and heartache that life sometimes brings. I hope this
on giving thanks will be a blessing to you and remind you to give
to the Lord instead of forgetting His many blessings.
THANK YOU LORD
A newly arrived soul in Heaven was met by St. Peter. The saint
soul around Heaven. Both of them walked side by side inside a
workroom filled with angels.
St. Peter stopped in front of the first section and said, "This is
Receiving Section. Here, all the petitions to God said in prayer
received. The soul looked at the section, and it was terribly busy
many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper
all the people of the world.
They walked again until they reached the 2nd section, and St.
the soul, "This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the
blessings the people asked for are packed and delivered to the
asked for them down on earth." The soul saw how busy it was. There
many angels working in that room, since so many blessings were
packed and delivered to earth.
Finally at the farthest corner of the room, the soul stopped at
section. To the surprise of the soul, only one angel stayed there
doing nothing. "This is the Acknowledging Section," St. Peter told
soul. "How is it that there is no work here?" asked the soul.
sad thing," St. Peter answered. "After the people receive the
they asked for, very few send their acknowledgements." "How does
acknowledge God's blessing?" asked the soul.
"Simple," St. Peter answered. "Just say, 'Thank you, Lord'."
As I read this story I thought about the ten leper's that Jesus
how only one of them returned to Him to thank Jesus for his
is the story and its entirety and I would like for you to read it.
Luke 17:11-19 declares, As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, He
the border between Galilee and Samaria. As He entered a village
lepers stood at a distance, crying out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy
He looked at them and said, "Go show yourselves to the priests."
they went, their leprosy disappeared. One of them, when he saw
that he was
healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, "Praise God, I'm healed!" He
face down on the ground at Jesus' feet, thanking Him for what He
This man was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, "Didn't I heal ten men?
the other nine? Does only this foreigner return to give glory to
And Jesus said to the man, "Stand up and go. Your faith has made
Where would we be if it were not for the blessings of the Lord
life? Many times we pray and seek God for an answer to a problem
God faithfully answers our prayer, we sometimes forget to
and give thanks to the Lord for meeting that particular need. Just
seek God in prayer to meet our needs, we need to have that same
give thanks to the Lord for His many blessings upon our life.
The Bible declares in Psalm 34:1 "I will bless the Lord at all
praise shall continually be in my mouth." Let us acknowledge God's
blessings and bombard the throne room of Heaven with our praises
thanksgiving for the great things God has done for you and I
Whatever problem has you worried and making you feel like giving
challenge you in the midst of your problem to give thanks to the
He has heard your prayer and will meet your every need and nothing
by any means overtake you. I encourage you to praise God even
answer comes and show your trust in Him by offering the sacrifice
and thanksgiving, today. (Matthew 6:8) (Hebrews 13:16-17)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 103:1-5 "Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within
His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who
your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and
mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your
renewed like the eagle's."
Psalm 9:1-2 "I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I
of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I
sing praise to Your name, O Most High."
1 Chronicles 16:8-13 "Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His
known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to
of all His wondrous works! Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts
rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek
evermore! Remember His marvelous works which He has done, His
the judgments of His mouth, O seed of Israel His servant, You
Jacob, His chosen ones!"
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in
everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ
Jesus for you."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry