I think there are a lot of Christians that think being serious about God means being serious all the time, or maybe even downright grumpy. Unfortunately, that is what has led to people not always associating Jesus with fun, jokes, laughter, or JOY. But if you look at the life and ministry of Jesus, you’ll see he was never in a hurry.
Even Jesus, in the midst of the greatest rescue plan in the universe, took time to enjoy himself.
There is nothing wrong with having fun and laughing. I think we could all use a little more of that. When’s the last time you’ve had a good laugh? When’s the last time you did something fun? God wants you to be happy! The bible says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength”. I would encourage you to get out, have fun, see a movie, go to dinner with some friends or your spouse! The King’s reign is all about righteousness, peace, and JOY!
Prayer: God, thank you for joy in my life. Help me to find joy again. To laugh, to have fun, and to enjoy my life and the people you have put in my life.