God likes celebrations! Just consider, former procrastinators, the feasts He directed. It pleases Him when we honor Him with joy and festivities. We’re about to enter a season of celebration – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. Instead of dreading the time as a marathon of requirements, we can look forward to it as opportunity to express joy and gratitude. We can treasure the chance to enjoy others and help them enjoy celebrating.
To better enjoy, relax. Give up expectations of perfection. Skip the tension that comes from worry about how things will work out. It’s hard to celebrate when you’re all tied up inside.
Remember the foundation on which you walk out your life – His love and the security of eternal life in Him. Remember to wiggle those toes and shoulders; limber yourself up to loosen mental, physical, and emotional knots. Remember actually doing the work without delay brings relief – and more reason to celebrate.
The biggest reason to rejoice: He is once and constant.
Have fun yourself with this year’s celebrations. Everyone else will enjoy it more.
What’s the most fun for you when you celebrate?