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Mount Zion

Yesterday night I looked up this song I had listened too once weeks ago. The words “We have come to Mount Zion” kept on playing over and over again in my head. I knew God was trying to tell me something so I began to pray asking God to draw near to me. I opened up my bible reading aimlessly until God led me to Jeremiah 31:3-14 which says “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I will build you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be rebuilt. Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to dance with the joyful. Again you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria the farmers will plant them and enjoy their fruit. There will be a day when watchmen cry out on the hills of Ephraim, ‘Come, let us go up to Zion,  to the Lord our God.’” This is what the Lord says: “Sing with joy for Jacob; shout for the foremost of the nations. Make your praises heard, and say, ‘Lord, save your people, the remnant of Israel.’ See, I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, expectant mothers and women in labor; a great throng will return. They will come with weeping; they will pray as I bring them back. I will lead them beside streams of water on a level path where they will not stumble, because I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my firstborn son. “Hear the word of the Lord, you nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’ For the Lord will deliver Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they. They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord—the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, the young of the flocks and herds. They will be like a well-watered garden, and they will sorrow no more. Then young women will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness;I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. I will satisfy the priests with abundance, and my people will be filled with my bounty,” declares the Lord.

I had read this passage before and knew the power behind it, but when I read over it again with this song in the background it came ALIVE to me!! The beauty of coming back to the place that God  intended for you to be in is so INCREDIBLE to me!!! God led his people back to Mount Zion to worship him and have an abundant life with him. Day be day God is bringing me back to him, drawing me close to him. He is restoring my life every single day!! He is giving me a new song to sing and double portion for all of my sorrows. He is giving me an abundant life!

God will lead us back to the place he intended for us. He will restore your life and instead of sorrow you will worship him with songs of praise. Hallelujah Hallelujah the lamb has overcome!! He has overcome!!

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