Monday, September 14, 2009

A Test

I was sent this in a email. Really hit home with me. How about you?


I woke up this morning and knew today,

The sun would not be shining

and the clouds would be gray.

As I stepped outside,

Rain fell upon my head.

My car wouldn't start

so I walked to school instead.

I forgot all of my assignments

I failed all of my tests.

I dropped my head in disgust

and asked the Lord for one request.

"Lord, why is it

things won't go my way?'"

He gently replied,

"Dear child it is because

you didn't thank me yesterday.

I woke you up and enabled

you to see the sun again.

I gave you shelter,

protected your family and even let

you make a new friend.

I blessed you far

greater than I ever had before.

But you were too busy

to thank me once more.

You didn't feel sick

because I maintained your health.

You had money in your pocket

because I maintained your wealth.

You had shoes on you feet

and clothes to wear, too.

You had plenty of food to eat,

and what did you do?

You ignored me and went

about your tasks.

But when you wanted something

you never hesitated to ask.

I was there when you needed me

and this wasn't too long ago.

But when things started going your way,

it was me you did not know.

As if this weren't enough,

I provided your favorite luxuries.

This was something I didn't have

to do-they weren't even necessities.

And when it was time to get on your

knees and show your gratitude,

You decided after such a

fulfilling day, you weren't in the mood.

So I decided to

give you just a little test.

To show you how it would feel

to stop being blessed."

I began to realize what

the Lord was saying.

And when I got home, I fell

to my knees and started praying.

He said, "My child, you have

learned and you know I do forgive.

But remember this day

as long as you shall live.

I love filling your life with joy,

and your pain I'll alleviate it.

But just a simple thank you

would show how much you

appreciate it."


Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing this Peggy. I often take many blessings for granted and this is a very heart-warming post. We have so much to be grateful for!

PEA said...

A great reminder indeed of how much for granted we take God. Thank you, dear sis, I really needed this right now. Love you! xoxox

Kelley said...

Hi Peggy!
I am sure that you don't remember me but I used to read your old blog and was sad when after an abscence {computer probs} saw that you were closing that blog...
All this to say that I am happy to have found you again. ♥ Ü

Thank you for sharing this, it caused me to stop and think!

Wishing you a day filled with sweet and simple joys!

Ms Martyr said...

So true. We take for granted so many everyday blessings. Thank you for sharing and I may copy this to send to a few people I know that can use an encouraging word.

Kelley said...

Thank you for the sweet comment Peggy!
You are in my thoughts and prayers...
Have you been able to make soap yet?
I have been wanting to make some but just haven't gotten around to it...
Today I was going to but the humidity here today was 84% so hopefully tomorrow!

Linda said...

Yes thank you Peggy... very though provoking!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Peggy.... I had not read this one---but it is something which we all should read daily... We don't always take time to say THANKS to God for all of our blessings. Thanks for this one!!!

Marian (Miz) said...

Something else God apparently does is give us friends who post things on their blogs just as we need them. Good of you to share this, Peg.