I need to party more!

images-2

Rejoice in the Lord always, and I will say it again: Rejoice!  Phil 4:4

Whence comes this idea that if what we are doing is fun, it can’t be God’s will? The God who made giraffes, a baby’s fingernails, a puppy’s tail, a crook necked squash, the bobwhite’s call, and a young girl’s giggle, has a sense of humor.  Make no mistake about that.  –Catherine Marshall

The following is a devotional from the book, Inspired Faith 365 Days a Year, and is titled:  Time to Party!

Do you think of parties as wholly unspiritual?  Do you think of time spent enjoying the company of friends as “wasted” or idle?

Jesus himself was criticized sharply for attending parties. One of His most famous Bible stories was of a son who wandered far from home, squandering all his father had given him. But when he did finally come to his senses and return to his family, the father’s immediate response was to throw a huge party to celebrate having his son back home (Luke 15:11-32).

God has created a rhythm to life that involves work and worship, yes, but also play.  Sure, some people need to rein themselves in and play a little less. But God has given us reason to celebrate, and we should devote time to rejoicing as an act of worship.  So, go ahead and throw that party sooner rather than later. It could be just what you—and your friends—need to draw closer to God.

Are you someone who loves hosting others in your home?  Can you train me to do it, too. I wanna party, but I never feel like I’m good at it!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s