“Hallelujah! It’s a good thing to sing praise to our God; praise is beautiful, praise is fitting.” Psalm 147.1
The New Year is only a few days away and party preparations are in full swing. Parades, train schedules, work coverage, film crews, and “invitation only” parties are all part of the big event. Preparation is a key part of the experience to come.
I want desperately to prepare with the same intensity for God’s coming. God is the key to experiencing the most life offers. God is the one thing in my life that makes a difference, a real difference in the decisions moment to moment. My worth, my being, and the special things that make each of us unique, all comes from God and God alone. I know my true home, my mentor, my only Abba, is the God of Daniel, Paul, and the father of my birth. Being in His presence, walking with the Spirit, and living as Jesus would live is the highest purpose and priority of my life.
The decision to pursue this relationship is not one taken lightly. I have experienced what it is like to live on the outside. I cannot say that I have tasted of everything away from God and for this I can only thank God. I did experience some of what the world calls “good stuff” and found it tasteless compared to the experience of being in relationship with a God who unconditionally accepts and love me. A decision to have a God relationship often comes in steps. A desire grows into a first decision. A brief taste of God leads into a desire for a deeper commitment and experience. A touch of the Spirit and realization of where we stand will set up the crux from which most people continue to run. Do I really want God?
For me – YES! It is time to party! I want to worship until my voice cannot sing another sound. I want to dance until dawn and then on into another dawn. God is here, come and party!