Room to rejoice on Good Friday

Over the last month, we’ve been looking back at the anxiety and chaos of the last year and how we can find calm in the midst of it to shine Christ’s light in business to be effective Kingdom entrepreneurs. In case you missed the milestones of this journey, look back at my March 5 post for the starting point (and definitely go listen to the podcast episodes for March).

Today we celebrate Good Friday and Christ’s sacrifice for us. Does “celebration” feel like too strong a word for such a somber day? Does it seem like a strange word to describe what we’ve all experienced in the last year?

Maybe.

Except when “celebration” is equated to rejoicing. And while there is much rejoicing to be done, even in our darkness, rejoicing is a decision: to believe God is real, that He is in control, and He does work all things together for our good (even the things we don’t see as good). Make the decision to:

🙌🏻 Rejoice in God’s sovereignty – knowing that, ultimately, He is in charge, and not surprised by anything that’s happening in our chaotic world. Personally, this is what got me through most of 2020.

🙌🏻 Rejoice in His predestined plan for us – We can plan all we want, but He’s already got it all on paper. And when His direction differs from ours, and we’re ready to get frustrated that we’re not getting our way, we can rejoice that we are His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10), He knows every hair on our head (Matthew 10:30), and He is the one that empowers and equips us for success (Deuteronomy 8:18). He knows the best way for us – He created it!

🙌🏻 Rejoice in God always – we’ve walked through many verses this month, showing how God hears us, cares for us, protects us and blesses us. In our ups and downs, He is always near (Philippians 4:5)

And today, being Good Friday, there’s one more thing for us Christ followers to celebrate:

Our freedom is sealed in His death and resurrection! He has overcome the world (John 16:33). It is with that knowledge that we step forward to shine His light through our businesses as we pursue success God’s way.

Tag 3 friends who could use some rejoicing today! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

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