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Taking Time to Celebrate

Today’s reading: Nehemiah 11:1-12:47

My selection: Nehemiah 12:43

And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away.

My reflections: Care was taken to dedicate the wall and to give thanks to the Lord for His strength and blessing which allowed the work to be completed. All of the people were invited and many were given responsibilities for the sacrifices and the music. Men and women, boys and girls of all ages were included. This was a time of joy that came from God and was lifted up to God. What a happy moment this must have been as “the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away.”

My challenge: It is wise and good to take time to celebrate the achievements accomplished by God’s providence. God has built one day in seven into our lives for the purpose of giving thanks and worship to Him. Do you review His blessings and celebrate His goodness to you regularly?

Beware of rushing through life pursuing one goal after another with no thought of praising and thanking God. Stop and praise Him now for successful projects accomplished and goals achieved.

Tomorrow’s reading: Nehemiah 13:1-Esther 3:15

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