Have you received any good news, lately? Good news can sometimes be hard to come by. And even when we receive it, sometimes we don’t quite know what to do with it. Let me explain…
Perhaps it’s a function of our fast-paced, what’s-next culture, but it seems like sometimes we’re just too quick to move on to the next thing. We receive the good news, process it, but are often quick to move on to what’s next. Or, perhaps it’s that we don’t want to celebrate too much because some not-so-good news might be on the horizon. We don’t want the other shoe to drop, so we mute our celebrations.
God, however, wants you to pause and celebrate.
We know this from how God interacts with His people in the Bible. He invited (commanded!) people to have week-long parties, called festivals, celebrating His goodness. The book of Psalms is filled with calls to remember and give thanks and celebrate God’s blessings. The New Testament draws people into worship, an intentional pause and inventory-taking of all God is working. God wants His people to pause and celebrate.
Bottom line- God is making it known to us that celebrating is GOOD for us!
It’s likely true that the next few weeks of your life might include some celebrating. It will include worship, parties, and more. Perhaps you’ll be tempted to think about what’s next, and to look ahead. From God’s counsel- avoid that temptation. Put on the party hat. Smile. Laugh. Savor. God says its good for you!
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Have a blessed day!