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Thank You Jesus!

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Did you ever have a day that you just started out thanking the Lord for everything you could think of? Not even thinking to ask for anything, but rather thanking Him for what He has already done? Today was such a day for me.

I drove down the Interstate in my rental car and began thanking the Lord for His blessings. It was a precious moment that seemingly came out of nowhere. It sounded something like this…

 

Thank You, that I woke up this morning.

Thank You, for a home to wake up in.

Thank You, for a good night’s rest.

Thank You, that when I got up, there were no aches and pains in my body.

Thank You, that you’ve let me live these many years.

Thank You, that I didn’t need help getting out of bed.

Thank You, for the food I ate today.

Thank You, for the food in my cupboards.

Thank You, that my bills are paid.

Thank You, for supplying all my needs.

Thank You, for my peaceable, loving and nurturing wife. Who just happens to be the prettiest woman I’ve ever seen.

 

I’m Thankful that she loves You like I love You, and walks beside me on this journey.

I’m Thankful for five loving and wonderful children… a daughter, and four sons.

I’m Thankful that they all have received the Holy Ghost and live for You.

I’m thankful that it has pleased you to use them for your glory.

I’m Thankful that they all have wonderful spouses that live for You too.

I’m Thankful for thirteen loving grand children.

I’m Thankful that they all have the Holy Ghost. (Except for the baby, who is only two.)

I’m Thankful for the love and peace in our family.

I’m Thankful for every moment we get to spend together.

I’m Thankful for four wonderful daughters-in-law and a wonderful son-in-law.

I’m Thankful for a loving dad and mom that carefully raised me in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

I’m Thankful for my four loving sisters and their wonderful husbands.

I’m Thankful for my wife’s four loving sisters and their wonderful husbands.

I’m Thankful for my large and extended family that lives for you.

 

Thank You, for the day you brought me to an altar of repentance.

Thank You, for the day that Your Spirit drew me.

Thank You, for granting mercy and forgiveness of sins, to me.

Thank You, for washing my sins away when I got baptized in your Name.

Thank You, for filling me with the Holy Ghost.

Thank You, for a revelation of the necessity of Baptism in the Name Of Jesus.

Thank You, for a revelation of who you are, the Mighty God in Christ Jesus.

Thank You, for a revelation of the importance of the Church.

Thank You, for a pastor that instructed me in Your ways.

Thank You, for a revelation of Holiness and my need to live separately from the world.

Thank You, for a revelation of Your Covenant blessings to all who bring You their tithes.

Thank You, for the honor of working in your harvest field.

Thank You, for finding a place for me in your Kingdom.

Thank You, for every hungry soul you’ve led me to.

Thank You, for Calvary.

Thank You, that your Blood still works.

Thank You, for all the things you’ve kept me from.

Thank You, for the godly Friends You’ve placed in my life.

Thank You, for giving me strength enough for today.

Thank You, for giving me strength to stand for Truth.

 

I Thank You, for every valley You’ve brought me through.

I Thank You, for every trial and every tear that has brought me closer to You.

I Thank You, for every time You’ve made a way, where there seemed to be no way.

I Thank You, for every time You have convicted me and warned me that something was wrong.

I Thank You, for every time You’ve fought my battles.

I Thank You, for every joy You’ve brought into my life.

I Thank You, for every miracle You’ve performed just for me.

I Thank You, for every time You’ve healed my body.

I Thank You, for every time You restored my soul.

I Thank You, for every refreshing.

I Thank You.

I Thank You.

I Thank You.

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My mind, by this time, remembered an old song. I forget who wrote it and I am also unsure of the title, but the words stuck in my heart…

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Oh, Lord in my heart, I have something to tell

So I’ll start from the first…when on my knees I fell;

I asked for mercy and that You supplied,

Now my sins are forgiven; I have nothing to hide.

Just want to tell You I’m Thankful for all You have done

For the stars and the moonlight and the setting sun

When my work here is through, I’m coming home to be with You

Just want to tell You, I’m Thankful that’s all

When I feel discouraged, You’re there to see me through

Of all the friends I have known, there’s no one like You

All my needs You supply; oh, it makes me want to cry

Just want to tell You, I’m Thankful that’s all.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

August 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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  1. It is amazing if we get on the right channel of thanksgiving that the praises just keep coming!
    “Thanks, Thanks, I give you Thanks for all you’ve done! I am so blessed, my soul has found rest!
    oh Lord, I give you thanks!”

    fayewalton

    August 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  2. I noticed, that when you start thanking the Lord like this, it’s easy to get emotional because He has been so extremely good to me. I don’t just want to be thankful on one day in November, but every day I live. Thanks for writing this.

    Nila

    August 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm

  3. I agree with Nila ….. So easy to get emotional when you’re being thankful. I shed tears at YOUR thankfulness!!! Great post.

    Carlene

    August 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  4. Thank you for the gentle reminder that, even though I am in one of the darkest Valleys of my life, I still have so much to be thankful for. Its so easy to get caught up in all the bad things and forget that “my blessings outnumber my troubles every time!”

    Crystal Smith

    August 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

  5. Thank YOU friend for reminding us how MUCH we have to be thankful for!

    Terry Wilbanks

    August 11, 2012 at 6:37 am

  6. Thank you for writing this – thankful for you as well. Love you.

    Sent from my iPhone

    C. Anthony Ballestero

    August 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

  7. I think that was an awesome prayer .It touched me so much I felt the presence of our Lord as I read it . I realized I had not thanked Him properly and that He deserves so much more than my words could ever speak to Him . Thank you for your commitment to our Lord and I desire to be His witness all the days of my life that He has given to me .

    Richard Powell

    August 22, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  8. Its 5:15am and I still can’t stop saying thankyou Jesus

    Foley

    June 6, 2015 at 12:15 am


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