Do you choose to be joyful?
Daily, hourly even sometimes we have to choose to be happy no matter what. Life gets hard, situations that we face are not often cut and dried. But I know there is always something to be thankful for.
I heard someone say the other day that some so-called Christians don't take their faith seriously and that they need to buckle down and be serious about their salvation. This person was really angry because someone got tickled over what a toddler did/said during service.
This made me very sad because I do not believe that God who sent his Son to save us would want us living this life with a sad face or always appearing dour, sour-faced or afraid to smile during services.
I am by no-means saying that the minister should be a comedian, but there is a place for laughter and good-natured fellowship everywhere.
Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)
Not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but
exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
We are to be joyful to attend the assembly of saints and encourage others to attend. I mean really if we are living this life and looking forward to an eternity in heaven don't you think you better worship and participate now? Heaven is going to be filled with rejoicing and worship constantly and that should be a joyful time for us all.
I love going to church and being with my kingdom family. We are all from different places but we have a common goal and traveling this journey together is what makes it so special.
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