God Invented PartiesRelationship with God
Deuteronomy 16:15 “For seven days celebrate the festival to the LORD your God at the place the LORD will choose. For the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete”
The Israelites were instructed to celebrate 3 feasts every year: The Passover, The Feast of Weeks and The Feast of Tabernacles. They would all come together 3 times a year, including Sabbaths and other days to celebrate and thank God for what he had done for them.
God said that the people’s joy would be complete when they did this. When they took aside time to celebrate and thank God for what he had done, they would receive this tremendous joy, not partial joy, but complete joy.
God invented Parties…he called them Feasts.
I find it no coincidence that Jesus’ first miracle was at a party. Even more so it wasn’t even to dull the party down or convict the people, it was to create more wine so that the party could continue. And even more so, it wasn’t SmartPrice wine that he mustered up, it was fine wine, better than all they had been drinking that day!
Often we only want to thank God when the ‘results’ of our life are extraordinary or match our biggest dreams. But what do we do when God doesn’t do that? How do we respond when God doesn’t give us the results we wanted? If our thankfulness is ‘results-based’ then we will find ourselves disappointed and bitter when God doesn’t do what we hoped for.
You will find your greatest joy when you simply spend some time thanking and praising God for all that he has done. I am trying to form this habit in life; noticing all the little things and giving credit to God regularly.