by Mary Stout

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Philippians 4:4-5

What celebrations to you participate in? Whether it’s birthdays, holidays, successes or just because, we need to give all the glory to God. He delights in our celebrations! 

It’s easy to get all caught up in victories for the football team. It’s easy to cheer on on our favorite actors in a movie. 

Do you celebrate Jesus with the same vigor? Do you praise him for everything you’ve been blessed with? 

Just like we celebrate together in worship corporately, our individual lives need to have worship and fun celebrations in it. 

So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them under the sun.Ecclesiastes 8:15 NLT

When we include celebrations and fun in life in all areas of our life, balance becomes a normal part of our day. The Lord does not want us to work and be serious every moment! 

How can you incorporate celebration in your life to strengthen your walk with God?

Prayer: Lord, help to remember to balance our lives with the serious stuff and the fun things. May each day be a joyful celebration in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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