Peace be unto you in the name of our Lord.
Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: Exodus 13:3
You may wonder why the above scripture? Didn't the Lord set you free from bondage, brought you up from the miry clay and took you out of the slimy pit of sin and darkness? THEREFORE, REMEMBER THIS DAY and give thanks always.
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto Thy name, O most High: To shew forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness every night, Psalm 92:1,2
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Yes, you read that correctly.... in every thing give thanks... NOT in some thing.
In Canada we will be celebrating THANKSGIVING this coming weekend. Really, thanksgiving is an every day afair and not just once a year.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto Thee for ever. Psalm 30:12b
Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk ye of all His wondrous works. 1 Chron. 16:8,9
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, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy..
And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.
If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world.
If your parents are still alive and still married... you are very rare.
If you have children or friends who still love you... call yourself blessed, because there is much hate around. Some children or "friends" have even murdered those they should've loved.
If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair.
Ok, what now? How can I start?
If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
If you have peace and joy in your soul, knowing that your sins are forgiven by Christ Jesus, and that you're on your way to heaven, you have indeed ALL reason to give thanks to the Father, who sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I pray you realize how "special" you are in the eyes of God, that He purchased you at the cost of His own Son. Knowing that millions have rejected this "Gift", and thousands upon thousands haven't heard this "good news", should make you jump for joy and thanksgiving. Right? RIGHT!
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:2
Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with. AMEN!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 23:6
To God belongs the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever.
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman