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Date: May 4, 2006

This word is submitted by Betty Heimbach (bettyheimbach@earthlink.net)


                        Be Thankful

Oh, My children, how I long for you to come to Me with thankful hearts. Come 
to Me with thanks and gratefulness and find what a difference it will make 
in your lives.  You do not yet know the power of thanksgiving in fullness.  
Begin to thank Me for everything, truly everything that comes to you.  

Thank Me in the midst of everything and anything; not always because of
what happens but sometimes in spite of what happens.  Do not wait for 
everything to be wonderful in your life before you learn to thank Me.  Yes, 
I have truly done great things in the world.  But that is not why I am
instructing you to thank Me and praise Me even when things do not look like
blessings to you.  No, My children.  I am calling you to thank Me because 
you trust Me.  Thank Me because you believe My Word is true, because in your 
heart you believe that indeed "all things work together for good for those 
who love God."* 

When you come to Me with thanksgiving regardless of the events of your life 
you are telling Me how much you love Me, how much you trust Me.  And those
are the messages I long to hear from you, My children.  That is what I desire
to hear.  Come to Me with Thanksgiving and watch what I do.

* Romans 8:28

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 
	Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all 
	circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.

    Colossians 4:2 
	Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful

    Hebrews 13:15 
	By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God
	continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His