January 9, 2002
A grateful heart is all that you need
to let God know that you are pleased.
When you are thankful for things you have been blessed,
remember to thank God first before anyone else.
When things turn out the way you want them to,
clasp your hands in gratitude to God to whom credit is due.
When you're at peace and contented, thank God in silence,
for no one else in the world could have given you that solace.
When you pray for amenities and don't get what you expect,
thank Him just the same with all due respect.
Times when you're bestowed the things you have not sought,
thank God cheerfully for possibilities you have not thought.
Sometimes you'll receive some things you most need,
thank God for not waiting your call and for taking heed.
At other times you ask God for things you need to live,
understand the long wait 'cause He knows when to give.
Thank God promptly for daily desires granted,
even if these do not come in the amounts wanted.
God knows what you need or what you want,
so thank Him with relief for deciding what to grant.
When you escape a mishap thank God in a snap,
Praise Him for His goodness, shout His Name and cheer up.
When you're hard up and don't know what to do,
thank God for trusting that you can get through.
During days of tribulations when you almost give up,
try thanking God you'll see, your troubles will ease up.
Thanking God in a few words is worth a thousand praises shouted.
It's enough to lighten your load when you need to tread the road.
When you want to pray and don't know what to say,
oftentimes a "Thank you, Lord" is just enough to make your day.
Therefore, give thanks and give your best thanks always,
and leave it all to God to understand what's more.
--- Copyright © 2001 Portia E. Calleja