Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks...........

In every thing give thanks .........
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Jean-Francois Millet  "The Angelus" 1857-59


I recently received this email and wanted to share it with you all.........


What Happens in Heaven When We Pray

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.
Here, all petitions said to God 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 Acknowledgement 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 acknowledgements."

"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 that 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 can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you are 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.

"Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you care to , 
pass this along to remind everyone else
how blessed we all are.

ATTN:  Acknowledgement Dept.
"Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message, and for giving me so many wonderful people with whom to share it."

If you have read this far,
I pray you will thank God for every blessing, especially family and friends.


Warm Hugs for a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving weekend!


2 comments:

  1. This is so true!

    Thank you, Lord for allowing me to meet Betty Jean. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you!

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