So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.
PURPOSE FUN ~
There are times of life when we must purpose to have fun
Last night I was invited by my friend Heather, to a Spirit West Coast Concert. It was amazing and I had so much fun. I had never been to one before and we had seats so close to the stage. It also was a great time to share in worship, laughter and joy. God knew I needed tonight and I am so glad I said yes to go.
PURPOSE FUN ~
The joy of the Lord is your strength
Nehemiah 8:10 New International Version (NIV)
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Have you purposed fun in your life? It's crazy how one smile can make such a difference in someone's life. This complete week has been full of fun with parties at school, graduations and more graduations. I got invited by two young people for their Bible College Graduations. I met Darlene when she was pregnant with Andrew. That was 30 years ago and today I will watch him graduate and become a license minister. He has given his life to God and I've seen that. He has waited on the Lord and God has given him the desires of his heart one by one. I also with watch his girl friend Heather graduate with her ministers license. Then another amazing friend Amanda, what can I say but this young woman presses on through hard stuff. She stands for God and his love just pours from her. It's nice to see how God truly gives new beginnings. I feel the joy of this day before it really begins.
Thinking about summer brings joy to my soul too
Change happens for each of us. We can purpose fun and feel the Lord's presence around us. God, I don't know how will read this blog today, but I know that you can help others purpose fun and joy. You have given us a land of much and we have opportunities to change our thoughts. Help us to see ourselves the way you do and help us to spread joy to others. Some might need joy inside themselves and you can do that too. Help us to be happy for those who are happy and help us to be compassionate for those who need it. I do find that the JOY of the Lord is my strength and help others to see that for their selves too. AMEN
Last night, I had time to recall some concerts with my daughter. I began to talk to them and I realized I much I enjoyed time with my daughter doing anything. I do share time with her, but it's different. She has a family now and it's not as easy to go places. Although, we have schedule Disneyland for her daughter's first birthday. Just thinking about that brings joy to my soul. I am always happy to spend time with my family and friends. I like people and I like fun people. I even have plans to go to Six Flags next week with my granddaughters and their mommy. Another friend wants to go to water world soon. I feel the Lord telling me to purpose fun. I am making fun plans for this summer. Counting blessings along the way and seeing how far God has brought my life.
YOUDONTEVENKNOW became a ministry when I was broken by people and God picked me back up. I won't let negative people stop me or destroy my soul. I am determined to make a difference in my life time and leaving a legacy of kindness too. God is big enough to change us inside and it shows outside. The true joy of Jesus is real and so are kind people. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.