Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Celebrate Life

The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I come that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
                                                                                                               John 10:10

It is possible to live our lives blandly going through the motions of working, accomplishing, doing, but to never truly enjoy life. This is true of unbelievers as well believers who have not learned to enjoy the life God has given them. Jesus gave us life so we can derive pleasure from being alive, not just so we can go through the motions until He comes back for us or takes us home.
We need to learn how to celebrate in God’s joy, to live life “to the full.” Enjoying life is a decision that is not based on enjoyable circumstances. It is an attitude of the heart, a decision to enjoy everything because everything-even little, seemingly insignificant things has a part in God’s overall “big picture.” Doubt and unbelief are thieves of joy, but simple childlike believing releases the joy that is resident in our spirit because the Holy Spirit lives there. As we believe that is God’s will for us to experience continual joy, we will discover a power that lifts us above our life circumstances. We will be free to leave our problems in God’s hands while we enjoy His blessings.

Lord, I don’t want to miss out on the fullness of joy that You have for me today. Help me to live life to the full and leave my problems in Your care. Amen.


  1. I liked your post, and it's lovely that you ended it with a prayer.