See you at Corporate prayer this evening...7pm...Church Auditorium
20 Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews throughout the provinces of King Xerxes, near and far, 21 to have them celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar 22 as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration.
There seems to be a common practice in the Bible for the people of God to take time to celebrate the providence and power of God made evident in their circumstances. Times of celebration and recounting what had happened and how God had saved them.
In my family we sit and reminisce about the power of God demonstrated in our lives. We remember when He moved mightily in our lives and we take time to celebrate and thank God. There are specific times of the year we do so, Thanksgiving, wedding anniversary, birthdays. As we take time to do that we remind ourselves of how powerful and faithful our God is and that He is seldom early, never late and always on time to save us. Our celebration builds our faith and makes it stronger and is often times used as a testimony to those who don't know Him.
It is important for us as God's children to take time to celebrate what He has done and is doing in our lives. Think about it...what has He done in your life? How have you seen the providential hand of God in your life? Part of the celebration is sharing it with others. Why don't you share with us today some of the miracles God has done in your life. You can post it on the blog or you can come to prayer this evening and share it there. I am looking forward to hearing your stories. Let's celebrate together.