Friday, May 20, 2016

Thankful


Recently on our podcast, I shared the story of how the Lord so graciously delivered Jerry and I from a terrible debt we were laboring so heavily under. Jerry and I are very thankful people anyway, but right after the Lord did this, I wanted to do something more to show Him my gratitude. Right now, I am the one at home who must make sure the ends meet every month, as Jerry is still in prison in Ohio, so it meant a tremendous burden had been removed from my daily load.

I had not stopped praising God since He did this for us. I know one of the meanings of worship is giving, so I decided to give the Lord a gratitude offering, and since my burden was so much lighter every single month because of His great mercy, I decided to increase our tithes by an amount equal to a tithe on the monthly payment we were paying on the debt, plus add a gratitude offering on top of that, and I immediately increased it and began giving it with great joy.

We have so very much to be thankful to Him for - eternal life, to start with, our next breath, the next breath of those we love so much, our safety in a fallen world, the authority of His Name....the list is endless!

So many people who believe spend their lives complaining and moping about - how much more blessed might their lives be if they offered gratitude and praise to Him instead? Our praise and gratitude must be more than our complaining to receive from Him, I hear Him saying.

He is so worthy of our praise. I lost count long ago of the many situations in my life before Him where something tragic could have happened, but He did not allow it. I will never have enough time on earth or in heaven to thank Him for so much mercy!



Psalm136:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.M

27 comments:

  1. Please pray for God to strengthen me and give me courage. Pray that I will find out what His plan is for me and that I receive deliverance soon. So I can find a job.

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  2. Please pray for my son, Jim, and my little sister, Cherry, to return to the Lord. Please pray for my brother and my two other sisters to find the Lord.

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  3. Please pray for Glynda's husband to be moved from Ohio to Texas.

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  4. So true and so thankful! Praise Jesus!

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  5. Amen to that. I need to work on tithing more. I noticed a new podcast episode wasn't up yet, hope it gets up soon.

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  6. Glynda I would love to sow a seed into your ministry...where can I donate?

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  7. Glynda I would love to sow a seed into your ministry...where can I donate?

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  8. Amen!! Earlier this year, Glynda, you gave a word that the Lord would be removing mountains of debt. I knew in my spirit that word was for me as well, and began thanking Him, believing, praying, and casting that mountain away. He is so good that when I tried to get in the way and take matters into my own hands, He told me, "Don't do that." Thankfully, I heard and obeyed. Shortly after, the mountain of debt was removed. Like you, I was also the recipient of His supernatural grace. He is such an amazing Father!

    He has given me favor at work, cleared traffic on the highway ahead of me and stopped my mail from blowing away in the wind. He closed the door to me at the church that I used to attend to pull Me closer to Him and show me that He is more than enough. When I was hurting and and feeling alone, He instructed me to read Solomon's Song of Songs to remind me that I am His and I am loved. He has promised to heal and restore my prodigal son, giving me comfort and faith to believe what my eyes cannot yet see. He is the Lover of my soul and He is so good!

    How can I find words to describe the indescribable? So, I praise His holy name simply because He is worthy and give thanks for all He has done.

    We are all loved beyond measure.

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  9. Thank you for sharing. He is Incredible and all He does is Amazing! Praise The Lord!!!

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  10. Thank you for sharing. He is Incredible and all He does blows my mind!!! Praise The Lord!!!

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  11. kisskissbang91 - How kind of you! you can sow through Paypal by going to this site: https://jph-inc-just-praise-him.donortools.com/, or by clicking on the DONATE button on this site, Wings of Prophecy.com, or by mail (please make it out to JPH, Inc.) to JPH, Inc., PO Box 127, Princeton, TX 75407. May Jesus bless you abundantly! Thank you for thinking of us - Glynda

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  12. JM, I did not get a show done this week. I posted this on the Wings of Prophecy Facebook page to explain why: (sorry about that!)

    Hello Everyone, Just wanted to let you all know I am not sure there will be a show tonight (there was not a word today, either). I am experiencing some health issues - mild chest pain - not bad, but almost the entire day today (and not heartburn), and I may have to take some days off to rest because of the stress I've been under. Please bear with me, I am fighting this on a spiritual level as well as a physical one, and I think I have just driven myself too hard for the last few months. That being said, if you don't see any posts for the next several days or even a week, I'm probably just trying to get back to normal. All prayers greatly appreciated, I really need some prayer support right now! Jesus bless each and every one of you! ~ Glynda

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    1. Glynda: lifting you up in prayer. Hang in there. You're not alone. God bless you!

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  13. Angie - Praying for you, and for your family members as well! ~ Glynda

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  14. Glynda - I will be praying for you! Angie

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  15. Dear Sister Cathy- thank you so very much for sharing your encouraging testimony about that mountain of debt! I really appreciated hearing your testimony about that... i'm in a similar situation too...
    This 'ol country boy has seen 'bean pods', and even heard of 'worm castings', but could somebody please tell me how to find that 'podcast'? or a link to the one she's talking about? I'd be much obliged to ya! (Thankful and grateful)...
    Also, it occurred to me while reading Glynda's memo that last week i prayed about how busy she was, asking the Lord how in the world she gets all of that stuff done in one day, day after day? I asked the Lord if she could have a little rest break from her 'day & night shift'? Do you think this is the answer? I sure didn't mean at all for her to get sick or feel any pain? I think maybe we all better pray for her!? Would you all be so kind as to help me out tonight, this time? THANK YOU! rick/AK

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  16. rick/AK - I just added a link to the bottom of that post on this site, so you can access it there. Jesus bless you ~ Glynda

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  17. Brother Rick, I am praying that the Lord will remove your mountain and give you a fresh start.

    Glynda, may the Lord give you healing and rest because you give so much to encourage and build up others.

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  18. Can you pray for me? I'm supposed to be in California. I went there to attend a Holy Fire Revival meeting with Pastor Yong Doo Kim this year in March and on the same day Pastor Steve Yong Kim put me on a bus back to Colorado, he told me to honor my parents and find a job. I wanted to go to the Revival, I bought my own plane ticket but Pastor Steve said I was not allowed to attend the Revival. The people in Colorado are on a different timing. I cannot live with my parents because I am not on their lease. believe it is God's will to attend Fire of God Church in Fremont California but they told me I am not allowed to come back. I need a covering. These are Pastor Steve's instructions. obey you parents. This is my instructions to you. You said you will obey me. Then obey your parents, clean up your house, do dishes, vacuum, and get a job. I was deceived into thinking this was God's will.

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  19. Eze_13:10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:

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  20. Thank you for sharing this great testimony...God Bless You

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  21. This is amazing coz I'm also thankful today and not because of any physical or financial burden that was lifted, but God gave me an answer to a question that I've been struggling with for the last 11 years and I realized today that He took so long because He first had to walk a road with me. I can't stop crying and I know that NOW the real work starts BUT ... HE WILL NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE ME and He brought me this far. We serve such an amazing God.

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  22. Darien,

    I don't pretend to know or understand all your circumstances, but you said that you were deceived into thinking that it was God's will for you to obey your parents, do dishes, etc (if I have understood what you said correctly). You should understand that it is God's will for you to obey/honor your parents. That is strictly from the word of God, so you know that it is His will. As for the meeting, you were told that you were not allowed to come back; people are normally not told to "not come back" for just no reason. It may well be God's will that you don't attend this meeting. You should examine yourself to see why you think this is God's will for you to attend. From what you quoted from the pastor, he didn't seem to have any words of advice that were contrary to God's word. Be blessed,

    Kevin

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