I’ve decided I’m going to have fun. And I am going to enjoy my life. I know God wants me to enjoy my life. And I know He wants me to have fun!
The Bible says God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. (1 Timothy 6:17) Unfortunately, there are many people who have difficulty believing God wants them to enjoy their lives. They REALLY think the party is over once they become a Christian.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
God loves you just the way you are. He loves you so much that while you were still a sinner, His Son, Jesus Christ, died for you. (Romans 5:8)
God accepts you as you are. Period. He wants you to feel secure in His love. Rather than trying to live up to someone’s interpretation or definition of Christian living…
Live life knowing that you are fully accepted and completely right before God regardless of what you’ve done (or what you’ve yet to do). This is the freedom that we have in Christ! (Galatians 5:1) It is a freedom rooted in knowing that we are secure in His love (no matter what). So just be yourself and enjoy your life.
Kick back, smile, and laugh a little.
Appreciate what you have, who you are, and what God has in store for you. Remember God’s plans for you are good. The Bible says a merry heart does good like a medicine. (Proverbs 17:22) But sometimes the heart needs a kick start.
So go ahead and laugh out loud. You see, laughter has tremendous power over the human body and psyche. Even if you are in the midst of a stressful situation, go ahead and laugh.
Laughter makes a difference.
If it seems like you can’t laugh right now, pray… “Jesus, in your Word, you said the joy of the Lord is my strength. Fill me with your joy. Remind me that I am accepted in you. Give me the strength to laugh right now. Thank you Lord!”
Now laugh. Your laughter is a sign that change is on the way. Joy comes from the inside out. Joy is contagious. Pretty soon, people will want to have what you have. The smile on your face is proof that the Lord is good. His love and mercy endure forever!
As I end this blog, I want you to remember that happiness is not dependent on what other people think of you. It’s based on what God thinks of you.
And we are here for each other….
Why not post a little thing that made you chuckle when you read it to make others laugh now? Got a one liner (clean of course – lol) or a cute story? Let’s start sharing and spread the smiles as far as we can.