In the midst of all the generic “thanks” being given today [Thanksgiving day in the US], I long for “thanks to be given to God.”
“Giving thanks always concerning all things in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, TO GOD, even the Father”
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with Whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.”
Giving “thanks” is such a hollow and disappointing thing without thanking everlasting God, the true Source of all the goodness we know.
To the chief musician. Do not destroy. A secret treasure of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul trusts in You; yea, in the shadow of Your wings I will make my hiding place, until the great destruction passes by.
2 I will cry to God Most High, to God who works for me.
3 He shall send from Heaven and save me; He will shame the one who crushes me. Selah. God shall send His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions; I lie among those on fire, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue is a sharp sword.
5 Be praised above the heavens, O God; let Your glory be over the whole earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down; they have dug a pit before me; they have fallen into it. Selah.
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.
8 Wake up my glory! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will stir the morning dawn with praise.
9 I will praise You among the peoples, O Lord, I will sing to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy is great to the heavens, and Your truth to the clouds.
11 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Your glory over the whole earth
Some food for thought by some who are looking for Ekklesia and God With Us…
“Yahweh will command His loving-kindness by day, and His song shall be with me in the night, a prayer to the God of my life.”
— Psalm 41.8