Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
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Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’s name is to be praised.
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I Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
In this season of Thanksgiving, it is good to take time to realize the blessings we take for granted and be thankful. I recognize that others may not feel and express their gratitude as I do. I know there are those in this world who will say, that they only have themselves and maybe a few others like their older family members to thank. While I thank the Lord daily, my special thanks during this holiday season goes to Him through his Son, Jesus Christ, my Savior.
The following is a post from my former blog and is almost 4 years old. It was passed on to me. I do not know the original source of this Blessing gem:
- If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
- If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation…you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
- 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.
- If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
- If your parents are still alive and still married…you are very rare, even in the United States.
- If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful…you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not
- If you can hold someone’s hand, hug him or her or even touch them on the shoulder…you are blessed because you can offer God’s healing touch.
- If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
Have a Great Day and Count Your Blessings