True celebration isn’t just about laughing, eating and dancing. We are free to do all of those things because something incredible has happened: God‘s grace has touched our lives. And yet, true celebration delights in active faith and obedience to God. Without these, our celebrating carries a hollow sound.
Set aside some times this week to prayerfully give thanks to God for his work in your life; for those situations where your faith has been put into practice, when you have been enabled to obey God— even at personal cost or through a challenging circumstances. The fact that you are still ‘standing’ — your spiritual perseverance– deserves thanksgiving. Perhaps your faith has had to endure the challenges of spiritual isolation, of “online church”, of being kept apart through the pandemic. And yet, by the grace of God, we have persevered through this trial. We are grateful to God.
Many have learned to obey God in the big ticket items, but are there areas of the ordinary fabric of your daily living where you notice ‘fresh green shoots’ of obedience? Celebrate these wins with God in grateful prayer.