Do you like to laugh? Do you like parties? Are you happy when you are celebrating a birthday? Do you love celebrating holidays? Do you rejoice in your salvation provided by God? Do you jump for joy when you see someone commit to Christ?
Celebrating birthdays and holidays can be amazing. Those celebrations are often special. We have memories of our children’s birthdays at an early age. We look back at pictures, seeing their smiles with eyes lit up like a Christmas tree.
There may be other special holiday events that bring some very special memories to us. Perhaps it was a special Independence Day celebration. It may have been a special Christmas. We might have special memories of an Easter Sunday. As we think back over our lives there are special days we remember.
We should also be joyous over the day we came to Christ. For some, it was at a young age. For others, it came much later in life. However, most of us probably don’t celebrate that day and may not even remember the date we made that all important commitment.
Why should we celebrate it? That was the day our initial seeking of God culminated in a momentous decision. It was the first day of our walk in a new life. It is also the day God celebrated our decision, welcomed us into His arms, and the host of heaven rejoiced. The day we made our commitment to follow Jesus is the most important day of our lives.
We may be more likely to remember the day our children or another loved one made that commitment. In fact, we may remember it vividly, including the place, who was present, how they were dressed. Yet, do we celebrate that day?
Rejoicing in God is something we should do every day. As we continue to look for His help, giving Him our praises, honoring Him is a way to let Him know we are thankful for His blessings. As we acknowledge His greatness, we become more aware of Him working in our lives.
I pray we all rejoice in our commitment to God. I pray we sing God’s praises, giving Him the honor He deserves. I pray each one of us continues to seek God’s help each day, following the guidance of His Holy Spirit. Seek God. Rejoice in your salvation. Sing praises to Him. Celebrate the day you committed to Christ.
But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”