Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Let’s celebrate the Lord together! In Christ alone is where we find our strength, hope, and joy. Yes, the Christian life is one full of denying yourself, picking up your cross and following Jesus (Matt 16:24), but it’s also a life that is full of celebration in knowing what Christ has done for us. That’s why it’s called the GOOD News! There’s a reason to rejoice in it. Though taking the narrow path may be difficult, God has promised us His strength as we endure this life and wait in eager expectation for eternity with Him.
The words of God are full of life and hope. As you live sent and share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ with others, remember to do it with joy. The message of the Gospel is urgent, now in these times more than ever. Let’s set an example for unbelievers by our constant joy and celebration of Christ. Don’t be ashamed of your faith… be bold, confident, and courageous! Put all your hope, all your faith, and all your trust in Jesus. Rejoice! Celebrate Him! Praise Him! He is worthy of it all.
Lord, today we thank you for who you are! We praise you for being a loving and gracious Father to us. I pray that we would surrender our lives to you anew every morning. Give us confidence in you and your promises. Fill us with your strength and boldness to live our lives celebrating you, even if we don’t feel like we have a reason to. Have my life, Lord. Use me and empower me to share your Good News. I love you, Lord.
Written by Abigail Lineberry