Monday, February 13, 2017
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“I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, “This is the Receiving Section. This is where all petitions to God said in prayer, are received.”
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then said to me, “This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.” I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Finally, at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. “This is the Acknowledgment Section,” my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed.
“How is it that there is no work going on here?” I asked.
“So sad,” the angel sighed. “After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments.”
“How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?” I asked.
“Simple,” the angel answered. Just say, “Thank you, Lord.”
“What blessings should they acknowledge?” I asked.
“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 you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you’re unique to all those in doubt and despair”
“Ok,” I said. “What now? How can I start?”
The Angel said, “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.”
So…a friend of mine sent this to me in an email yesterday and after I read it a few times, it touched me so, that I wanted to share it with all of you today. I, for one, know I live in the “deficit” column when it comes to thanking the good Lord for my never-ending blessings. Gosh, if I stayed on my knees for the rest of this Life (He gave me), I’d still be in arrears! This started me to thinking more vividly, about what I might do differently to show God how sincere and grateful I am for the incredible gifts He favors me with every single day of my precious Life.
Well, I do an awful lot of PRAYING, I told myself. That’s true, but most of those prayers are ASKING for just another miracle—another gift, another this, another that—another something for me, my family, my friends, my life. Then I reasoned with myself and admitted that I do waaaay more asking God than thanking God. I felt ashamed and promised God I will do better—and I WILL.
If you feel as I, that you’re not doing right by God, then just ask yourself what would you do if you didn’t have God in your Life; if you couldn’t go to Him for everything you need—regardless of the need—it’s your need and you know God’s always there for you. Now, that’s scary to me! The mere thought of God not being there for me…frightening!! No way—I wouldn’t get out of bed.
All I’m saying is that if someone asked me to sit down and actually count all my blessings, I’d never finish! I’ve taken God for granted more than I want to admit, and I’m going to begin by acknowledging this fact, ask for His forgiveness, forgive myself and show Him a new Attitude of Gratitude! A better me! I want that Angel in the “Acknowledgement Department” in Heaven to see my “Thank You” messages! Amen & Hallelujah!!
My prayer for all of us this week, is that we will COUNT OUR BLESSINGS—ONE BY ONE and that we will begin each new day with a simple “Thank You, Lord”…
God is Good! God is Great!! Always!!!
I love you,
If I have nothing but YOU, I have everything I need. THANK YOU, LORD. —Margaret