29th November 2019

Be Still and Know - 'He Fills The Hungry With Good Things'

(from www.premierchristianradio.com)

 

Welcome to our daily devotional. We hope you will be blessed by Dr Micha Jazz's inspiring thoughts every Monday - Friday.

 

Psalm 107:8-9 NLT

 

'Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.'

 

What better way to share God together than around the meal table? Thanksgiving affords us one such opportunity. This is a very simple way in which the body of Christ best expresses itself and has done so since the days when Jesus walked the earth. This meal will offer opportunity for individual conversations around the table as well as together enacting a liturgy of thanksgiving. This will involve initially reminding ourselves of the reason why individually and together we can be thankful to God. The story of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt and arrival into the Promised Land offers a useful narrative. As does the icon entitled The Harrowing of Hell, in which Jesus is pictured, after his death, descending into hell and rescuing Adam and Eve, while Satan, safely bound, can do nothing to resist him.

Between courses we each share some story which causes us to give thanks to God, and then pray for one another. Later in the meal, we identify what it is we are looking to God for in the year ahead before once again praying. Confessing what we’re committed to is a tremendous way of owning commitment. These commitments are written on the banqueting roll tablecloth we use for the meal. They become their own remembrance of all we have declared.

I learn from the statements of others and my faith grows. What’s more, in twelve months’ time, it’s remarkable just how many prayer commitments have been realised. Always good to keep a record of what God can do.

 

QUESTION: Who could you invite to join with you in a Thanksgiving meal?

 

PRAYER: May thanksgiving lay the perfect overture for the symphony ahead that is Advent.


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