Daily Meditations - Thursday (11-25-10)
Psalm 50:11,14,23 - Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in the field is Mine. Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High; he who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; and to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.
The terms of covenant are simple: we pledge to thank Him and adore Him in everything; He pledges to shine forth from our lives in the perfection of beauty.
It is a sacrifice of thanksgiving, for it will cost us to praise Him when we hurt. But to do so is part of our healing and the beginning of our salvation.
This covenant of thanksgiving is the key which shuts and bolts the door to demonic oppression in a person's life.
God is calling for me to enter into a covenant bond with him - a covenant where I pledge my life to be thankful, and he pledges his life to shine through me.
I begin to thank him.
I name the gifts he has given me, starting with the blessings of life itself.
When I thank him I am honoring him.
I am thankful, regardless of what my life seems to be.
Isaiah 43:1,2 - Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine. When thou passes through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle up thee.
Jesus is my warfare-companion during every battle with my enemy.