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How Have You Thanked Me Lately?

By January 27th, 202149 Comments

How Have You Thanked Me Lately?by Taneica of ShatterProofGlassDolls

Now, truth be told, I am not as much of a holy roller as some may think I should be, but I do love the Lord and talk to him often. Though I strive everyday to strengthen my relationship with Christ and strut fabulously down the path that he’s created for me, I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t faltered. It’s also a stretch to say that I have never gotten so caught up in my own foolishness that I’ve forgotten to pray, read the word and most importantly say “thank you”. I’ve gotten better, but it’s still something that I have to make an effort to remember. I have to remind myself that this life is not all about me. I am here for a greater purpose and just like everything and everyone else in life, I don’t have forever. Six years ago, I had an awesome discussion with the man upstairs while driving somewhere and ’til this day, it sticks with me. When I wrote and posted the conversation, only about 20 folks viewed it. Seeing as our viewership is in the high hundreds daily these days, I am confident that this post will bless someone, somewhere this Easter weekend. Enjoy and until next time, stay gorgeous dolls!

June 26,2006

I have been getting a “word”, if you will, for the past month now and I think it’s time to get it out. Now I’m no sanctimonious, walk on water, holy ghost filled, “shebrrroughtahonda ha ha!” type a christian. But, I am a believer AND I am trying my best to follow Christ as best I can. With that said, me and the man upstairs have a rapport ya know? And he talks to me ALL the time. Lately he’s been saying the same thing though. So, Imma give y’all the convo the best way I know how ok?

Jesus: How have you thanked me today?

Taneica: *in my smart alek “duh Lord” kinda way* Um, well I prayed, surely you heard my prayer this morning, right? ‘thank you for waking me up this morning and clothing me in my right mind blahze blahze blah blah blah’…I did thank you!”

Jesus: Yea…I heard you say thank you, but how have you thanked me today?

Taneica: JC, is this one of your parables that you’re trynna come at me with? Because I don’t really understand parables in a quickness too often…and-

Jesus: Do you notice as soon as the sun comes up… 6:30 ish or 7, he’s singing? So much so that you have to scream at him to shut up? His squawking is music and praise to my ears. He is thanking me for making him. Not through words, but through his ACTIONS.

Taneica:…should I just let him sing then?

Jesus: That would be nice Taneica, but are you understanding what I’m asking you now?

Taneica: Yes…I’ve been slacking up huh?

Jesus: That’s why were chatting right now, yes. So whatcha gonna do to make it up to me?

Taneica: I’ll understand more and judge less. I’ll give more and take less. I’ll love more and hate less. I’ll pay tithes regularly. It doesn’t have to be to a church, but can be to help someone in need. I could stand to curse less too. I will continue to smile and tell people how much you rock and stuff! How am I doing JC?

Jesus: You’re doing just fine kiddo, I put a good heart in you and a radiant spirit. Thank me by sharing both with as many people as you can. Drop my name into conversations a little more. I love you Taneica and you’re some of my best work.

Taneica: *grinning* wow! thanks! I love you too!

Jesus: and by the way, I’m God, I don’t “rock”.

Now, that was my little chat with Jesus. I’m sharing it with y’all because it was laid on my heart to do so. I hope it makes someone’s day out there! God Bless! Till Next time!


What are you thankful for? How do you show it?

49 Comments

  • DecemberPumpkin says:

    thanks for the wake up call :o)

  • Anonymous says:

    This was truly a blessing to me!! You are fulfilling the purpose He has for You!! Keep walking that path Girl!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Well…He is THE "rock" 🙂 Thank you for this!!

  • cygnet says:

    @Miss TeeTee "I'm special . . . she brought a honda, ha, ha", Hahahahahahaha :-)!!!

    @Taneica, there are any number of Christians who, like you, haven't quite got to the “shebrrroughtahonda ha ha!” part, but let no one tell you that you missed the Holy Spirit by any means: You're hearing the voice of Jesus Christ and responding to Him directly because of the Holy Spirit that was born into you when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. To God be the Glory, and keep listening and doing. You may yet get your "honda ha ha"!

    @Curly Hollow, What a courageous one you are, that you are sharing how you've been through so much and how Jesus used your therapist to help you see Him in the midst of it all. Good on you for taking care of your hurt in a timely fashion so that you can go on—and grow on—in a healthy manner. May God heal you and comfort you, and may you come to a place of joy and beauty and power and peace in Him. You are safe in His Hands.

  • K+La says:

    ..and that brought tears to my eyes-tears of joy. Thank you for sharing~

  • Migdalia says:

    Thank you for sharing! I often get discouraged with myself because I feel sometimes that I am letting God down because I am not as Christian as I think I should be. Thank you for reminding me that I am a work in progress. This is a journey along with everything else in my life. Thank you for sharing and I am thankful that I am able to recognize and recieve the messages that God sends my way, thankful for my family, and His Grace that is bestowed upon me constantly!

  • Anonymous says:

    This post is right on point. Thanks for sharing! And thank you, Father, for putting it in her spirit to share, again.

    Oh and I figured “shebrrroughtahonda ha ha!” was for people who speak in tongues, but I'm special and read it as "she brought a honda ha ha"…

    Miss TeeTee

  • Anonymous says:

    Taneica this post was right on time!! I've also felt God calling me to show my gratitude to Him more often and just praise Him for who He is. Curly hallow I am praying for your loss and know that God will bring you through this trial stronger than ever! Be blessed everyone!

  • Rachel says:

    I know you said your a christian without the Holy Ghost but the bible says you gotta have it to make it to heaven. "If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His." Romans 8:9.Check out Www.youtube.com/newransomwotc and hear the preacher. You might hear something you've never heard before.

  • Jo Somebody says:

    Curly hallow – I'm so sorry for your loss! I hope you do indeed find the strength needed to carry on.

  • Esther McKee-Savage says:

    I am glad so glad to see a post where someone expresses their relationship with Jesus Christ. I recognize him all the time as my Savior. I often hear him speak to me. Some say that they do not hear him. Jesus will also speak to you via words, actions and deeds. He does NOT say evil things nor does He encourage you to behave badly. If you are told to do evil or malicious things, God is not the One speaking to you. I encourage you to talk less and listen more (We have two ears and one mouth). Be blessed and share with others the agape love of Christ. Happy Easter!

  • Lisa says:

    Taneicia, I really enjoyed your post becuase you allowed others to see that Jesus is real and he talks with us just like we would talk to one of our best girl pals or significant other if we just take the time and listen. Jesus wants to be our best friend and through the power of his Holy Spirit and the word teach us how to die to our flesh daily and live out the life he has died for us to have. Your relationship with Christ it's Individual and Unique and Honey bunch in this Christian Journey none of us are perfect and won't be until the day he returns. So in my words We are all Constant "WIPs" Work in Progess!!!! God Bless You Honey for sharing

  • Esther McKee-Savage says:

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  • Joyce says:

    This is an awesome post for Easter Sunday! I know that I am so thankful for all that Christ has done for me! Each day I am mindful of that fact, and make it a point to show Him my gratitude. Happy Resurrection Day to everyone!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Really enjoyed this post!

  • Mz Meekey says:

    Wow,I loved this post it made me aware of that fact that I have been slacking alot lately, but even when I was doing better on my walk with the Lord I still never heard him speak to me, I don't know if I did really hear him and just didn't know it or if I wasn't listening or what but I can't recall anytime where I feel I actually heard him speak to me.. I guess I need to do whole lot more than what I'm doing.. Happy Resurrection Day to all!! -B

  • Anonymous says:

    @ Anon.
    I call Jesus Christ, "JC", all the time. He has never convicted me for it either…

    Guess that proves the point that everyone's relationship with Christ is different.

  • dvaaunaturel says:

    Love this post! Awesome way to express and share how simple it easy it is to talk with the Lord and if we are open, and still, how we can hear His reply. This post reminds me that talking to God and expressing my love for Him is active, not passsive. I recently got out of a formal program at my church that was "teaching" women how to be more like Christ and develop a better relationship with Him but it was regimented; you were required to do this or that. However I think our individual relationship with God are very personal and naturally organic. Everyone has a different way of spending time with Him, just like you post displays. Its what you do with the information you receive that counts too.

    On this Easter I am thanksul for so much. Thanks for reminding us all how important it is to tell Him and just be better as people who love Him.

  • X0CurlyHallow0x says:

    I'm a teen and recently lost a beautiful baby girl I started to question god and my faith as people would tell me " it was gods will " it wasn't meant to be "you weren't ready" youre young you have age on your side " i would ask him why me ? until I started going to counseling and finally the therapist told me the god we serve doesn't make bad things happen and I realized I was asking him the wrong questions I needed to ask him to give me strength to be able move on from this nightmare strength to get up in the morning and go to school and work when all I want to do is lay in bed all day strength to one day have another baby. I fell he knows my heart and my pain

  • andreacsamuels says:

    Beautiful post! Reminds me I need to thank God in public more often. Thanks for re-posting!

  • Bonnisa Gillings says:

    Really enjoyed your post! Happy Easter everyone!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for sharing! Thanks for being so transparent! I too get so caught up in the daily hustle and bustle I forget to stay connected with God. I'm so thankful he's a forgiving God and a God of a second chance.

  • Happy J!! says:

    Beautiful Post! 🙂

  • Shannon says:

    I love this post. I rarely make New Year's resolutions, but this year I felt led to focus on stewardship in my life, basically taking care of everything God has blessed me with. And it's something that can be improved on so many levels. Physical health, keeping a clean house, taking care of my car, nurturing relationships … it's not always easy, and there are still a lot of things I need to work on, but I'm making progress. That's how I've been trying to show God that I'm thankful lately — by being a good steward over the things I'm thankful for. This post has reminded me to step up my efforts.

  • Anonymous says:

    Gosh!! We have all fallen short upon thanking God. But it is truly a blessing to know that He is also a forgiven God. Thanks for sharing.

  • Vsez says:

    This post actually made me cry. I hear you Lord.

  • January Blue says:

    I'm really happy you posted this!!! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has these types of conversations with God!!! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm thankful for family, friends, employment, and life!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Excellent!

  • Trinity says:

    Thanks for sharing. HIS awesomeness is beyond comprehension!

  • Anonymous says:

    LOVED this! Very refreshing to see this here, thank you because I needed to hear that.

  • Anonymous says:

    Happy Easter everyone!

  • M. Williams says:

    Loved this article. I feel like I have this conversation everyday with Jesus. Is it ever REALLY a productive day, if I haven't thanked him through my actions?

  • FaithPeach30 says:

    Coming from a holiness church myself I'll answer the earlier question about the "shebrroughtahonda ha ha!" thingy. That's speaking in tongues. LOL. And it's actually spot on cause I almost bust a gut laughing. I really enjoyed this post though because my walk with Christ has become sweeter the more grateful I've become and the more I let God hear my voice in that regard. Hilarious and insightful. 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful post Taneica, thank you for sharing!

  • BreenaBWell says:

    Surprised to see this particular post here, but by no means upset about it. It was refreshing and my take away is to talk to God more, worry less, and put Him at the forefront of all of my endeavors. I am thankful for my life, family and friends. Thanks Taneica! I guess God shows up when / where we least expect it….

  • ladylove378 says:

    love this article and if it doesn't relate to you and your not religious then move on the the next article this is in the spirit of Easter so close your eyes and move on to what does relate to you.

  • Anonymous says:

    I understand the essence of this article, but I find the tone to be a bit disrrspectful. I tend tend to pray with an air of awe, reverence and respect. I would never call the Lord "JC" or tell him that he "rocks." He is not my peer, he is my Savior. Having said that, I know that prayer is a personal thing, and it's up to each person to pray the way they see fit.

  • Anonymous says:

    To anon 3:16… Read John 3:16. Speaking of The Lord is not weird. If speaking of Him is weird then I'm happy and proud to be a weirdo:) God bless you and everybody else!

  • Courtnee' says:

    I needed this, *said through tears* I really NEEDED this!

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  • Anonymous says:

    I don't think i have ever posted before but this really struck close to home…this is just how GOD and I talk and I love hearing from him!!! even when he telling me to get back on track.

  • Anonymous says:

    This is a FANTASTIC article! It is right on time and befitting for my life here and now. I've been slacking a lot too…After reading this piece, I said to myself, God knows my heart, If He can't reach me through my heart first, He'll get me through a medium that I frequent…the Internet. And here I am right now, God is telling me, "You can run, but you can't hide. I am God hear me roar!" So, thank you very very very much for this post.

    P.S. God is good ALL the time and ALL the time God is good!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Loving this post… I am working to be a better Christian to and talk to him and lean on him and let him use me as he see fits!

    P.S.- Lol I'm God I don't 'rock'..LMAO.. yep he is so much more!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love this post. Yes father you are God!

  • Anonymous says:

    I really enjoyed this post.I often get so caught up in the mist of things; and forget to lean on God more. Thanks for reminding me.What I'm I thankful for? I must say everything.

  • Anonymous says:

    @12:09pm I believe she's referring to people that speak in tongues.

  • Anonymous says:

    This has to be one of the greatest posts I've read. Me and Jesus were having a similar convo yesterday and this morning. To read this today is like confirmation to my spirit.

    BTW, I'm thankful for life, for my family, for being able to hear, see, taste, smell, walk, etc. I'm thankful God talks to me, and I can actually hear him. I used to be so caught up in life that I blocked his words out.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Anonymous says:

    I stand in awe of God's work. While driving, I see the beauty of his creation; I give to charity because I have been so blessed and my cup runs over. I witness as I share my knowlege and love, and encourage others to pay it forward. At night when I lie down, and I see that my family is nearby safe and warm, I praise and thank Him. All that I need his hand has provided, great is his Faithfulness.

    Can you please tell me what “shebrrroughtahonda ha ha!” means? LOL!

  • 'Chone says:

    I really liked this post. Today I am thankful for my family and friends. I'm thankful to be in college and I'm thankful that God sent his son to die for me and that He has given me a chance at life. I show my thankfulness by trying to be the best Christian that I can 🙂

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