Driving from our house to post these days we pass through two traffic circles. Every time we go through them I glance in the back seat and see both kids with their hands in the air shouti ng “Woohoo!” This is not necessarily a reflection on my driving mind you, but it is a great example of the celebration of the small things.
Lately God has been reminding me to celebrate. It could be because there are multiple birthdays in our house in the next week or so, but I think it is more about celebrating who He is. I get so caught up in the day-to-day I forget to celebrate who He is and what He has done – I forget to do the dance.
God has done so much. I should probably keep a journal to pass on someday of all that the Lord has done for me and for my family, from houses and moves to people and finances. He takes care of everything and simply expects me to be faithful. I am thankful, but sometimes I forget to celebrate. You know, the sing to the Lord at the top of my lungs, dance in my kitchen kind of celebrate.
I also forget to celebrate sometimes what He has yet to do. He called the Israelites to such a thing in Exodus 11 and 12. He had called them to celebrate the Passover, but they had yet to actually experience it. I believe He calls us to do the same. He wants us to rejoice in the things to come because we know He has already planned them. He is already there working the details because He loves us. Regardless of what comes, we can celebrate the love and faithfulness of a mighty God.
So today, I plan to do the dance. I plan to rejoice in what He has done in me and my family as well as what He is going to do. Why would the future be any different than the past – He is the same God and He loves me just the same. Will you join me in the dance? If you need a little motivation to get started today check out Psalm 145. Verse 1 certainly gets us started, “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever” (Psalm 145:1).
Join me in the dance today whether singing the doxology at the top of your lungs or dancing in your kitchen. Let’s spend today in celebration of an awesome God.