Today I read something that really made me think and I’m going to post it here:
“If you own just one Bible, you are abundantly blessed one-third of the world does not have access to even one.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than a million who will not survive the week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of five million people around the world.
If you attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest or torture of death, you are more blessed that almost three billion people in the world.
If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes on your back, roof over your head 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 someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.
If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God’s healing touch.
If you prayed yesterday and today, you are in the minority because you believe in God’s willingness to hear and answer prayer.
If you believe in Jesus as the Son of God, you are part of a very small minority in the world.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read anything at all.
You are blessed.” – Author Unknown
I can truly say all of these things are true for me at this exact moment, though some of them haven’t always been true. I am so blessed to be able to do all of these things but so often I take them for granted, or I complain about stuff. This really puts things in perspective, in reality I don’t have any reason to complain when so many people around the world don’t have as many blessings as I do! I need to remember to take these blessings that God has given me and share them with those who don’t have them.
Day 205: Thank you Lord for the blessings you’ve given me. May I never take them for granted and use them to bless those around me!
What are you thankful for today? Leave a Comment and let me know, I’d love to read it!