Big Idea: God's Plans Require Celebration It's Christmas week! So first of all, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!Now...back to T6Notes... What kinds of things do you celebrate? Birthdays, Anniversaries, , Christmas, New Year's Eve, and many other special days are celebrated throughout the world all year long. Why do we celebrate? Because those things are important! I mean after all the day that celebrates my entrance into this world should be a national holiday, but I just can't get everyone else to agree with me. We celebrate things because it's a big deal and we want others to be a part of it. So what about God and his plan for your life? What about when God does something amazing in your life? Mary definitely celebrated! Check out Luke 1:39-56. Mary had the choice of keeping the whole "angel appearing in her room and revealing that she would carry the savior of the world" thing to herself or celebrating it. She chose to celebrate. She goes to Elizabeth's house and shares the great news and then records a very uplifting monologue about the greatness of God. She knew that God's plan for her life was special and she wanted to celebrate that! So what about us? I find that sometimes when God does something incredible in our life or reveals a part of His plan for us, we choose not to celebrate it. Maybe it's because it's too scary or we don't understand it or we don't know how other people will receive it. But we choose to hide it. However, God's plans require celebration! Something happens when we celebrate God's plan. We bring accountability into our life, we get other people thinking about God's plan for their lives, and we give importance to God in our life. So how can we celebrate? Sometimes it happens through proclaiming God's plan to others. Sometimes it happens through a celebration like water baptism. Sometimes it happens by simply writing it down as a reminder. There a lots of ways to celebrate God's plans and presence in our life. So don't hold back...celebrate! Family Challenge: Find out what God has been doing in each other's lives. Then take some time to celebrate! Have a special meal together. Invite some friends over. Write it down. But make a big deal out of what God is doing in your lives.
Impossible...it's a word that usually brings discouragement to the hearer's heart. Others find it a challenge. In fact there are record books full of people who have accomplished "impossible" feats such as walking on coals, sitting in tubs of rattlesnakes, and much more. The impossible can be very intriguing and scary all at the same time. And for one couple in the Bible, the impossible literally changed history. Mary and Joseph were two normal people who were sold out to following God. But when an angel appears to each one of them separately and reveals the plan of God for their lives, their life is no longer "ordinary." Check this out in Luke 1.26-38 and Matthew 1.18-25. God's plan for their lives is revealed and in naturally speaking terms it is literally impossible. Mary, a virgin, is pregnant with the savior of the world and Joseph, her fiancée, is supposed to support her in this.What about you? Are you seeking out God's plans for your life? Get ready to believe in the impossible, because God wants to take you there! Whether it's that person at work or school that you never think you could share God with, or it's that impossible dream for your future that God has put in your heart...believe it can happen. Just like the angel told Mary, "With God all things are possible." Family Challenge: Take some time to share with each other what you feel like God has planned for your lives. Then encourage each other to believe for the impossible!
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