Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Rejoice and Celebrate Today!

Birthdays are celebrated by children with parties and cakes and streamers and more! As children grow older the party becomes less important, but gifts are usually given each year.  As adults lots of folks quit partying for their special day.  Some people don’t want to be reminded of their age or growing older.  They’d just as soon forget.  I am a birthday party lover! I say celebrate every chance you get! Life is short and people do get old and heaven gets closer and closer.  Give gifts with abandon. They don’t have to be big or expensive, but anything given by the heart is a wonderful gift.  Why do you think I still have homemade cards packed away? One of my favorite gifts is a sign that reads, “Life is a Gift – That’s why they call it The Present”.  Today is my beloved’s birthday. For him I just want to shower gifts, love and gratitude. What better time to say I love you than on a milestone.  Don’t let days go by without celebrating something with someone you love. Time flies and life is fleeting.

Oh beloved, it may not be your birthday but it is truly a day to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of God. We live in a day and age where we can still be free.  That freedom is being slowly sapped away, but for today we can applaud those we love, we can give to our favorites and we can thank the One Who gave us life.  The Lord loves you and He has a marvelous plan for your life. It began with the gift of life itself. Each and every day is His gift to you. The hard days will be replaced with good ones. The sad days will be replaced with joyful ones. But something inside every day is worth thanking Him for! Run to His Word this morning and read how He loves you and celebrates your life! Trust Him for He is worthy of your Trust. 

Psalm 135:3  Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; celebrate His lovely name with music.

Psalm 16:9  No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety.

1 Timothy 6:17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

2 Corinthians 5:18  And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to Himself through Christ…

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