For the past couple of weeks, I have had the privilege of ministering to some young ministers on the importance of celebration. One of my favorite classic books on the subject is Richard Foster’s book- Celebration of Discipline, which we are using in discussions. In my last post, I mentioned the cost associated with carrying the transformative power of God that changes lives. The cost many times involves both inner and outer disciplines that are no longer popular to our culture but essential to continuous spiritual growth.
Living a life of celebration is a discipline that takes practice. It does not negate the bad things we see happen in life. Rather it seeks and finds the goodness of God in life. It ascribes to God what He deserves- our praises and thanksgiving. The more we find His goodness, the more it overtakes us (Psalm 23:6).
The month of May is one with many celebrations. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo, nurses, teachers, police officers, birthdays and graduations we have a lot to seek and find the goodness of God. Notably is Mother’s Day- a day set aside here in the U.S. to celebrate the gift of motherhood. Our family is blessed with a God fearing beautiful woman who is the epitome of poise, elegance and grace. We are celebrating the phenomenal woman my wife and Queen is all month in our family. Every year brings out deeper levels of the eternal beauty in her soul. This space will not suffice to list all the many reasons our family and all those that know her are blessed with such a dynamic gift from God. One of such many reasons is her recent appointment to the United States Commission on Civil Rights as one of Texas Advisory Committee members to the commission. We are so proud and thankful for her life! Our daughters and I cherish the beloved gift she is in our lives. She is a bright shining light!
Brothers as once said, go all out to celebrate the gift of femininity in your life. Our world is much better because of each of our beloved sisters. They bring a unique aspect of God’s character to our world. Even after this month’s celebrations, keep up the practice of celebration. The practice produces in you streams of unspeakable joy. God Bless you!
For The Cause of Christ,
Dr. Johnson Obamehinti