Sunday, August 21, 2016

THANKS GIVING: How Would You Feel...?!







Dear Ones,

The Reason That There Are So MANY VERSES In The Bible 
Regarding Asking For Gifts 
AND 
Thanksgiving For Benefits Received
Is
To Remind Us 
To Remember 
Our Manners!

Think For Yourself:

How Would You Feel About A Child 
Whose Voice Only Extended To Cover Two Things :


"Give Me ...!"

AND


"I Want ...!"


How Would You Feel About A Child 
Who Ignores Your Rules 
AND
Directions 
But
ALWAYS 
Has A Hand In Your Wallet Or Pocket!

How Would You Feel About A Child 
Who Never 
Humbly Asked 
For Anything 
BUT
Always Aggressively 
Presumptuously 
DEMANDS
That You Provide For Him Her
BUT
Is NEVER Willing 
To Go On Even The Smallest Errand For You!

How Would You Feel About 
Your Child 
Who Never Blesses Your Faithful Giving 
BUT
Who Curses You 
For Not Giving Into Their Very Often 
Foolish 
AND
Dangerous
Wants?

How Would You Really Feel About 
The God Who Gives His Children
Only 
Party Food And Favors 
BUT
Never Life-Sustaining Food?

How Would You Honestly Feel About 
The God Who Would Give 
A Growing Child 
A Homestead In Candy Land 
With The Stipulation That 
That Child Never Go To 
Vegetable Village
Nor To 
Wise Water-Ways
Nor To 
Heaven-Sent Glades?

Think On This:

The Very God Who Desires
To Hear Our Humble Prayers 
AND 
Petitions
IS
The Very Same God
Who Desires To Hear
Our Glorious Praise 
AND
Joyful Words Of Thanksgiving 
Before
When 
AND
After 
He Blesses Us
With The Desires Of Our Hearts!

Almighty God
Is Also
The Same God
Who Desires To Hear Us Say:

"Thank You, Father!"

For His Saving Grace
Protecting Us
From Making The Biggest Mistakes
Of Our Lives
By His Withholding
That Which Was Not
To Our Blessing!

When We Request A Favor
From A Friend
Do We Not Say:


"Thanks ... In Advance!"

Is Not The Living God
Worth Much More
Than This!


Lest We Forget ...

In Highest Gratitude
We Should Also "Throw In!" 
A Little Something Extra Each
For The Blessings Of:

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Clothing
  • Life
  • Love
  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Trees
  • Grass
  • Air
  • Sunshine
  • Rain
  • Exercise
  • Peace
  • Rest
  • Belief
  • Blessing
  • Faith
  • Living Hope
  • Hope For Glory
  • Etc., etc..
Saying "Thank You!" 
To Our Holy God 
AND
Praising Him 
For His Blessings Toward Us 
CANNOT 
Diminish Us 
In Neither 
Our Eyes Nor His! 

Praise Costs Us Nothing 
AND
Blesses Us Mightily 
In The Realm Of The Great Unknown!


Heaven's 
Unspeakable Glories 
Await!

Let Us Practice 
Our Praising
The Almighty God
For His Glorious Bounties
To Us
From 
All Like NOW!!