As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CeLeBRaTe!! {Day 3 ~ It's What's In the Heart}

Does the Bible have anything to say about celebrations?  

It does!  Consider this...

~We must observe a day (or not) with a clean conscience, and with a pure and thankful heart.

One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.

He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.

Romans 14:5, 6 

So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

Colossians 2:16, 17 

~ When the heart is not pure, even celebrations that God Himself appointed are unacceptable to Him. 

Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; they are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearing them.

When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 1:14, 15

Hmmm...looks like it's all in the heart, doesn't it?

This is Day 3 in the series CeLeBRaTe!!  Click ~here~ to see more.


  1. Excellent!

    This is such a good series and making me think deeper about celebrating, and the meanings behind it.


  2. Just so...

    This reminds me of all the times I cleaned the church's restrooms. They were in sore need. I was thanked many times, yet I well knew that my heart was not right so there'll be no gold in my crown for that service.


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