Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Celebrating - Good for the Soul

I've had a few days to reflect on our celebration Sunday and my conclusion is a happy soul. It felt like heaven. I agree with the Psalmist who says, "For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting." In other words, it feels right and it is right. Everything that day was great: the fellowship time (thank you Pat, Sophia, Donna, Maxine and Norma Jean for preparing the food), fantastic testimonies from Faith, Martin, Daniel, Patricia, and Tom B, and, of course, the exuberant praise with thunder sticks.

We must never forget how good God is. One of the traps of the enemy of our soul is to get us to forget. That's why David says in Psalm 103, "Bless the Lord Oh my soul and FORGET NOT His benefits." And what are the benefits? He has saved us and separated us from our sin and it will never, never, never, never be counted against us (praise Jesus!). And more than that He has raised us up with Christ and has made us co-heirs to the kingdom and co-laborers in expanding the Kingdom. We have this unbelievable privilege to be an ACTIVE participant is seeing the lives of others changed forever. We are about changing being people's forevers. And the good news is that is happening on a regularly basis at Jubilee. And all I can say to that is praise Jesus! For He is good!