July 1, 2014

Celebrating With God

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When my children were little and had good news to share, they all started with the same phrase. “Guess what, mom?”

Usually the exciting news happened at school. He or she would jump off the bus and run to the house as fast as their little legs would carry them. Then, I would hear the back door slam shut—BAM—as they called for me. “MOM! Guest what?”

With a sparkle in their eyes and a huge smile spread across their face, they would share their joy with me.

In those moments I’d tell them how proud I was of their accomplishment and we would cheer together followed by a big hug. Their joy became my joy for three reasons.

  1. They are my children
  2. I love them
  3. I long to share in their happiness and success

In the same manner, our heavenly Father loves to share in our joys too. We’re really good at coming to Him with our problems and pain. But how often do you run to Him calling out, “Guess what?” How many times have you climbed into His lap and rejoiced over good news, an achievement, or answered prayer?

Because you are His child and He loves you, and longs to share in your joy. Besides, the bible tells us in James 1:17, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

If every good thing that occurs in our lives comes from His hand, it seems right He would be the first person we’d tell, throw confetti with, and offer a sincere “thank-you.”

What joy do you have today that you and God can celebrate together?

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Comments

  1. Courtney says:

    God and I can celebrate that He’s found me so worthy to allow me to see one more day. Over the past two years, my life has been full of so many ups and downs. From pre-cancer cells, endometriosis, hysterectomy, bad divorce leaving me homeless in a large city… need I go on? Through all, God did not allow me to crumble. I’ve experienced pain and asking the “why” questions, but God keep me grounded and sane. :)

    • Micca says:

      Courtney, I know what you’re talking about. I’ve been through some of the same things you have. But God…. He is good and faithful; our strength and our help. And, He keeps us sane. A-men, sister!

  2. Chelsea says:

    This was perfect today, because I’m CELEBRATING my birthday!!! :)

  3. Jeff says:

    Courtney, we pray that FATHER GOD will pull you through and open up avenues for you that you will be amazed! In JESUS NAME we pray. Amen.

  4. Funny I should be here right now as my last blog post was on celebrating the fact that I am not in pain or discomfort right now. I think we can often focus too much on the negative as you said and forget the silver lining in the cloud, another lesson that YHWH God has been teaching me. Thank you for this beautifully worded reminder.

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