Suddenly you are bombarded by a few brief calls on a rainy Saturday morning. Your first call is a friend that wants to have a party cause their birthday is fast approaching. Another friend calls and tells you they are getting married in a few months and they need your help.
“My son is graduating from college next month and I want you to help me put together a party” says Sheila on the other end.
That’s not it there’s more, you can hear the excitement in the next call as your cousin tells you of receiving the answer to something that they were praying about for many years.
Well I’m sure your getting the hang of this by now. Well it’s time to pull out our next word in this series. The letter ‘C’ tells us it’s time celebrate.
1. To honor a victory or the memory of something in some special way.
2. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing.
3. To engage in festivities
Another NBA team is about to celebrate this year. It could be the current champions or it could be a new one. Each of these remaining teams is faced with the challenge to “win or go home”. A celebration awaits but who will be the one to stay in until the end? Nobody wants to go home before it’s all over. All losers will have to go back to the drawing board and wait until next year to start all over again.
By the way when was the last time you had a good celebration? Let me remind you that you have to go through some opponents before you can truly celebrate. The enemy doesn’t want to see you rejoice at all. And he is on an assignment to stop you.
But the good news is God has given you the necessary skills to win the prize. He has the supplies set aside for your celebration, but you have to go out and play the game. Only those who are in the game has a chance to win.
In celebration of you
Maybe you have watched other people lives and you see them celebrating. And you begin to wonder what the celebration was all about. Sometimes you find out the reason and begin to wish it was you or why can’t you have that experience one day. I want you to be reminded that God is not a respecter of persons and he doesn’t love them anymore than you.
So why don’t you think you can celebrate? There is a celebration for you to.
The first person to celebrate you is God because he formed and created you. God is excited about everything he made. You were made in his image and likeness and that’s a reason for you to celebrate.
When he made you, he made you for a purpose. That means you are that important to him cause you are a part of his plan. Don’t you know that every part of the plan is important. That’s another a reason for you to celebrate. “Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare”. Psalm 40:5 (NIV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. John 3:16 (KJV) Well aren’t you a part of the world? Which means that he loves you right? So why are you going around like nobody loves you? Not only now but forever he loves you with “…an everlasting love…” Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV) That’s another a reason for you to celebrate.
Now go ahead and celebrate with the other reasons that you know about.
Who’s your pick to win the NBA finals?
1.Boston 2.Cleveland 3.Detroit 4.LA Lakers
5.New Orleans 6.Orlando 7.San Antonio 8.Utah
Coming next week: The series continues…letter ‘D’
5 days to Mothers Day
Don’t forget to celebrate your mother
Take care until…......and God Bless ya
Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.