As Christians we can have fun too. I know you know that...but do we REALLY know that. Many people think it's o.k. running around looking somber, "pious" and sad, passing judgement and looking for imperfection, but many statements our Lord said in the gospels were considered ironic, witty, and downright comedic. Don't we realize that our God is the inventor of laughter and true fun?
Joyful fun comes with running around town window shopping with friends and your toenails painted bright orange. Real fun comes from laughing at the sweet grim of a newborn or holding a friends' baby for the first time. Real fun comes from forts in the living room and being the only girl allowed in. True fun and fellowship comes from "limoxication...meaning too much key lime pie" or from saying your going to eat too much key lime pie. Real fun is running into a good friend at Target and trying to close the store down picking out laundry detergent and laughing your head off. True fun is being around people who are true to themselves and the Lord but aren't going to cramp your style. I enjoyed some good ole' Christian fun Saturday, Sunday, Monday night and last night.
My question to myself is I've been having "fun" but my problems in life really haven't gone away. Bills are still due and they'll be more month than money just like usual, kids are still disrespectful more times than I'd like, I'm still doing copious amounts of laundry and I still haven't lost those 60 lbs. I think I'm trying to really live in the moment. God wants us to think about the things that are true, just, lovely and He wants us to hang around the same...that's what I've done the last few days. I've been hanging around Christians who love to have fun and not compromise their faith in the process. There isn't much dissension and gossiping going on...we slip now and then, but it's not the norm. They aren't perfect. I'm not perfect...but we're all just running towards Christ...and sometimes skipping along the way.
A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
Finally, brother, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Philippians 4:8
Have a blessed day!