Nov 23 Daily Rhythm
Happy Thanksgiving! I have prayed for your thanksgiving day as I considered these thoughts. May the Good Shepherd lead you to rest in him and give him thanks! ~ Pastor Jared
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For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together. As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight. Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor. By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness. Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments!
Let the people of God rejoice and give thanks today for what he has done! We are not only a part of a 200 year old empire, we are a part of an empire with roots in creation and branches in a new heaven and a new earth! Give thanks that God has seen fit to make this your story!
Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers, consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.
Consider today all that God has done for you. Consider all that he has done in your life. Gather your family, tell them, point the next generation to the mighty works of God.
Hear this, all peoples! Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, both low and high, rich and poor together! My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre.
As you lie down to rest tonight, consider the meditation of your heart. Are you planning to run around to save some money on some sort of Christmas item? Are you joining in the circus of consumerism? Or will you rest and know that all will fade away but the glories of Christ?