Be Thankful and Encouraged
If you own just one Bible, you are abundantly blessed. One third of all the world does not have access to one.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this 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 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church service without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than 3 billion people in the world.
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 somewhere, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
If your parents are still alive and still married, you are very rare, even in the United States.
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 a healing touch.
If you prayed yesterday and today, you are in the minority because you believe God does hear and answer prayers.
If you can read this message, you are more blessed than over 2 billion people in this world that cannot read at all.