ENJOY THE BLESSINGS!
When God grants us blessings, we should enjoy them! God grants us His rich and generous love and affection, and for that, we give Him thanks! Thank Him for His Word — it is full of blessings from God! He is always blessing us, day by day. Morning by morning, new mercies are ours to see. Instead of complaining about what we do not have, we need to take time to enjoy what God has done for us! The Lord knows that we appreciate all His blessings, but we still need to take the time to thank Him for them. Every blessing is truly a gift from on high. We should not compare our blessings to others; enjoy what God has given to you! In Nehemiah 8:10, we find these words:
“And Nehemiah continued, ‘Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength’!”
The people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the law, however, Nehemiah told the people to celebrate despite what they were going through. He told them to be grateful and thankful and to give God thanks. Nehemiah also told them not to weep on such a day as this, because this was a sacred day. Most importantly, he told them they were good people and that they were blessed, so they should enjoy their blessings. Then the people went away and had a festive meal, celebrating with great joy, because they heard God’s Word and understood. Prayerfully, we understand God’s words and we can enjoy the blessings of life. Eat, drink, and be merry! This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!