Come on, Let’s Celebrate!

We have reached Nehemiah chapter 12 and what an amazing experience it has been! We seen a project develop from an idea to reality with all it’s accompanying challenges. Jerusalem’s wall was finally finished in 52 days. Amazing!
Now Nehemiah made plans to celebrate. He passed out assignments, organized the people, and oversaw every aspect of the celebration. Nehemiah took the celebration as seriously as he took the building of the wall because he knew celebration was the final step of the project.
Romans 11:36 says, “For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things.” Nehemiah realized the building project started with God, was sustained by God, and was for God and His glory.
Our ability to make a difference is a direct result of Jesus’ work in us. All of our success is from Him, through Him, and for Him. So,all our victories should motivate us to celebrate with thanksgiving and worship.
Ray Stedman points out three important elements which make up celebration:  joyfulness, purity, and thanksgiving. If we are to be difference makers we must reflect be the joy of the Lord, ensure our lives are clean from known sinful habits and be filled with thanksgiving.
When last did you plan a celebration of the awesomeness and faithfulness of our Great God and wonderful Saviour.
Come on, let’s celebrate what the Lord has done!
In the words of John Hardwick:
Come on let’s celebrate Because our God is great He is worthy of our praise Come on let’s celebrate So lets shout out His name
Amen! Amen!

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