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Does your approach to growing in Christ include intentional celebration?

The feasts and celebrations of the Old Testament were established to be observed at certain times, never by convenience.

Perhaps one of the reasons for this was so the people would be sure to observe them. If they weren’t “on the calendar,” the people might have overlooked, delayed, or even canceled them, especially if they weren’t in the mood to celebrate.

But these commemorations were meant to be intentional. God put this rhythm into their lives so the people would be sure to remember Him and what He had done for them.

God’s people still need to celebrate. It should be as much a part of our spiritual growth plan as daily devotions and church attendance.

Celebrating God and what He has done in your life, and in the lives of your family members, is a remarkable way to keep your focus and dependence on Him. It is a declaration that “The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad” (Psalm 126:3 ESV).

Is there a day or a season from your life in Christ that should be commemorated—perhaps a celebration of salvation, of healing, of unusual provision, or of revival?

Celebrate God and celebrate what He has done. Be intentional about it; put it on the calendar.

Praise the LORD!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
—Psalm 147:1