How often do you pause to simply celebrate God and His love?
We know what it feels like to celebrate but what does it actually mean to celebrate God?
The Dictionary gives the word “celebrate” four simple meanings:
- to rejoice
- to observe
- to perform/participate (a solemn or religious ceremony)
- to praise publicly; proclaim
So, let me ask again…
How often do you celebrate God and His love?
The Message paraphrases Philippians 4:4 saying:
Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in Him!
God is worthy! We are to celebrate who He is and what He does. We can celebrate His promises. Promises He has always kept and promises He always will.
Lord, there is no one like You! For You are great, and Your name is full of power.Jeremiah 10:6
His Word tells us that He is the “I AM.” God almighty. Jehovah. Creator. Savior. Comforter.
And He promises that when we SEEK Him over everything else, He will give us everything we need.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need.Luke 12:31
He knows we need forgiveness. Comfort. Peace. Strength. Grace. Mercy. Peace. And He generously gives us everything we need because He LOVES. He is the Lion of Judah. The Great I AM. Victorious. Righteous. Unfailing. Father. Savior. And Lord.
And those things are just a short list of reasons we have to celebrate God both for what He does and most importantly, for who He is.
So, let’s take a look at simple ways we can celebrate:
5 Simple Ways to Celebrate God & His Love
1. REJOICE – Turn Up the Praise Music – Sing and dance for joy.
I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about Your unfailing love.Psalm 59:16
2. REMEMBER – Keep a Blessings Journal – Write down what God is doing in your life.
Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me.Isaiah 46:9
3. OBSERVE – Celebrate Blessing Anniversaries – Mark your calendar and celebrate anniversaries of God’s protection and blessings.
I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done.Psalm 52:9
4. PARTICIPATE – Set Up a “Be Still” Corner – Set up a quiet place where you can be away from noise and technology. A place to pray, read, and fellowship with God.
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”Psalm 46:10
5. PROCLAIM – Love God and Love People – Be kind. Smile. Be encouraging. And tell people about the God who loves them.
Always be ready to tell everyone who asks you why you believe as you do.” 1 Peter 3:151 Peter 3:15
A Prayer to Celebrate God and His Love
Father, You are so very gracious and good, loving and kind. Thank you! You are generous with blessings giving me so many things to celebrate. I pause today to remember that more than simply celebrating the wonderful things You do . . . I want to celebrate who You are. You are Creator, Savior, and Comforter. You are YAHWEH – I AM. You are Lord of lords and King of kings.
Please forgive me for selfishly focusing on what You do more than who You are. If You never gave me another thing, the gift of Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life is more than enough to celebrate. Through Him, I have Faith, Hope, and Love. And when I SEEK You first and You fill me with Your Spirit . . . I have everything I need.
By Your grace, I will celebrate. I will rejoice, observe, participate, and proclaim. I will celebrate Your love all day, every day. I give myself to You, my Savior and my God. Amen.
Pause today and make a list of the ways God has answered your prayers, the times He has protected you and provided for you, and the times His Spirit has guided and comforted you.
Last month, our family celebrated 15 years of bonus days. Here’s a post I wrote several years ago telling the story of one of our Blessing Anniversaries.
Celebrate God. Sing together—everyone! All you honest hearts, raise the roof!
Psalm 32:11 (MSG)
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