Thank You Lord For....
Thank you for this sink of dirty dishes;
we have plenty of food to eat.
Thank you for this pile of dirty, stinky laundry;
we have plenty of
nice clothes to wear.
And I would like to thank you, Lord, for those unmade beds;
so warm and comfortable last night.
I know that many have no bed.
My thanks to you, Lord, for this bathroom,
complete with all the
splattered mess, soggy,
grimy towels and the dirty lavatory;
they are all
Thank you for this finger-smudged refrigerator
that needs defrosting so
it has served us faithfully for many years.
It is full of cold
drinks and enough
leftovers for two or three meals.
Thank you, Lord, for this oven that absolutely
must be cleaned today; it has baked
so many things over the years.
The whole family is grateful for that tall grass that
needs mowing and
lawn that needs raking;
we all enjoy the yard.
Thank you, Lord, even for that slamming screen door.
My kids are
healthy and able to run and play.
Many children cannot.
Lord, the presence of all these chores awaiting me says
You have richly
blessed my family. I shall do them cheerfully
and I shall do them
Even though I clutch my blanket and
growl when the alarm rings...
you, Lord, that I can hear.
There are many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light
as long as
possible...Thank you, Lord, that I can see.
Many are blind.
Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising...
Thank you, Lord,
that I have the strength to rise.
There are many who are bedridden.
Even though the first hour of my day is hectic
with socks that are
lost, toast that is burned,
tempers that are short, and my children that
are so loud...
Thank you, Lord, for my family.
There are many who are
Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures
magazines and the menu is at times not balanced...
Thank you, Lord, for the
food we have.
There are many who are hungry.
Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous...
Lord, for the opportunity to work.
There are many who are jobless.
Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from
day to day and wish my
circumstances were not so modest...
Thank you, Lord, for life.
And whatever you do, whether in word
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
thanks to God the Father through Him.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His
"In every thing give thanks:
is the will of God in
Christ Jesus concerning you."
Have a blessed
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