It is 6:45 pm here on the west coast and I am looking out my living room window watching my neighbor get ready to walk the neighborhood. As a believer or a pastor, I personally do not celebrate Halloween, however my kids this year are dressed up – one like a bee, and the other like a butterfly, and they are on their way to a harvest festival at a local church in the area.
I know some of you may be looking for some explanation as to why we should or should not celebrate Halloween but I am not going to enter into the argument about whose right or who’s wrong. I do however, will like to ask that you take into consideration – in some cases the religious as well as the historical and cultural significance of this holiday and use Colossians 3:17, and 1 Corinthians 10:31 both as guiding principles.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him… so whether you eat or drink or whatever you do – do it all for the glory of God.
Here is a list of things you can do on the day of Halloween”
- Prayer-walk your neighborhood… get some of your friends or family members to pray for families in your neighborhood
- Remind yourself throughout your day that you have been delivered from the power of darkness into God’s glorious light
- Do a study of your freedom and victory of sin, satan and spirits
- If you are a musician, get some of your buddies and jam in your garage, front lawn as you give out candy
- Handout treats for kids and their families and at the same time share the love of Christ with them
- Handout invitations to your church as well as gospel tracks to parents as the come by
- Be welcoming, be kind, be friendly, be missional
- Finally, cover your home, family, church, street with the precious blood of Jesus and rebuke every foul spirit, stay in the spirit of prayer.
Remember, everything you do – do it all to the glory of God. Have a great harvest!