Celebrate Everything

There is a small church in the South with the motto “Celebrate everything.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. I can imagine God agreeing too: “Yes, do it. Celebrate everything!” 

He said as much when He instructed Old Testament Israel to gather seven times each year to commemorate His works and blessings with a major feast or festival. One look at the Bible’s biggest book, the book of Psalms—which devotes entire chapters to praise and rejoicing—tells us that our God is a celebrating God. When we celebrate, we take on His character. 

I realize it’s not economical to throw an actual party every week, but we can take author John Ortberg’s advice and devote a specific day of the week to a mini-celebration: a home-cooked meal with a friend, an outdoor hike, enjoying a movie that makes you laugh from the gut, attending an open-mic night at a coffeehouse, going for a swim. Anything that lifts your heart toward heaven and puts a smile on your face is a “God gift” worth acknowledging in some special way. 

Oscar winner Roberto Benigni once said, “It’s a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.” All right, then! No more waiting for the big events. The everyday blessings deserve commemorating too. 

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You, who walk in the light of Your presence, Lord. They rejoice in Your name all day long; they celebrate Your righteousness. PSALM 89:15–16 

You give us so many reasons to celebrate! Let’s pick a day this week, God, and do something special. 

Candace Cameron Bure 
100 Days of Joy & Strength 

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