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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

All work and no play

by Nelson Roth
Pam and I have been writing for eight months now about the first eight of the ten responses of Nehemiah.  Celebration, our topic this month, is response nine.  These responses make up a biblical transition process that will move you to a preferred future.  These responses make up the Nehemiah Response Model
, a coaching tool that will help you or your organization get from where you are to where you want to go – and celebration is one response we often neglect.
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As you move forward – don’t forget to celebrate your successes!  Here’s three reasons why:

Celebration is a good thing.  God endorses it!  He’s for it!  Romans 14:17, “The kingdom of God is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy spirit.”  Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

  • So, what happens for you when it comes time to celebrate?
  • When one project is finished, do you usually jump right into the next project?
  • How do you feel about being recognized for a job well done?
  • Do you feel guilty about having fun or taking a deserved break?

Celebration is rejuvenating.   It will give you the energy you will need when it’s time to start the next project.  Nehemiah 8:10, “For the joy of the Lord is your strength”.

Celebration is about remembering.  It’s being grateful, acknowledging God’s part in your success, and experiencing the presence of the Lord.  Psalms 16:11, “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

What do you have to celebrate?  What will you do?  And, when will you do it?

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  1. Nelson and Pam: This posting is so "relevant" to where we are right now! Thank you for your words of wisdom. I'm so thankful for how God has used you both in our lives in the past and now in the future! Love to you both, NaomT

  2. Thanks Naomi. Celebration is the best part, but the one that's often left out. It's something I am challenged with. Like the Sabbath, celebration often gets trumped with my busyness. It's great hearing from you. Say 'hi' to Mark.


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