Summary: Discover four simple truths that can take you from a dry season to a season of rejoicing and celebration.
It is a good thing to have cause to rejoice and celebrate. The opposite of rejoicing is to mourn. It isn’t a pleasant thing to be in a state of mourning. No one hopes and prays for a day of mourning; for any situation that will bring pain, sorrow and sadness to the person’s life and family. Rather, we are all anticipating and looking forward to our day of celebration. If you are single, the day of celebration you are looking forward to is the day of your wedding. For a married couple who haven’t yet had a child, the day of celebration they are believing God for is the day they will be blessed with a child. The day of celebration a student is looking forward to is the day he or she will graduate.
God wants our lives to be loaded with divine celebrations. In expecting a day or season of celebration, we must understand that it isn’t every celebration that is from God, it isn’t every celebration God is pleased with. For example in 1 Corinthians 10:7, the Israelites were celebrating, feasting and drinking, but immediately after that celebration, thousands of them died because God wasn’t pleased with their celebration. Clearly, that wasn’t a celebration that brought honour to God; it wasn’t a divine celebration. I pray for you that any celebration or breakthrough that you will have to commit a sin to have or compromise godly standards to get, may God keep far away from you. But the celebration that will make people say concerning you that surely you are serving a Living God and want to know your God, such celebrations will fill your life and family.
HOW GOD BRINGS A PERSON INTO A SEASON OF DIVINE CELEBRATION
Having understood that not all celebrations are of God; not all celebrations are divine, we want to look at what can bring a person into a season of divine celebration. There are four things that launch a person into a season of celebration:
1. The first thing is for God to remember you
In 1 Samuel 2:1-2 Hannah was rejoicing, celebrating and testifying of the goodness of God in her life. Hannah had entered into a season of celebration. 1 Samuel 1:19-20, makes us understand that something significant happened in Hannah’s life which brought her into her season of celebration. GOD REMEMBERED HER. Every time God remembers a person, it is always followed with rejoicing, with celebration, with testimonies.
In Genesis 30:22-23, we are told that God remembered Rachael and He opened her womb. Rachael’s season of celebration also started when God remembered her. Rachael’s testimony when God remembered her was that God has taken away my disgrace. Rachael’s mourning was turned to dancing because God remembered her and rolled away the reproach in her life. I pray for you that the Lord Almighty will remember you today and roll away every reproach in your life. Everything that can bring shame and disgrace to you, will be rolled away by the power of God.
Genesis 8:1 is another case of a person God remembered. That verse says God remembered Noah and He sent a wind to the earth and the floodwaters started to recede; to dry up. As God’s word goes forth today, the Lord shall remember you and send the wind of the Holy Spirit to blow over your life and dry up every flood attempting to drown your health, your ministry, finances, business, career, marriage and children.