It is Father’s Day! I want to wish my Dad and Joe a happy Father’s Day! Last year my Father’s Day POST was about unanswered prayers. That is actually one of my favourite posts so if you did not read that last year be sure to check it out. Today I have been led in a different direction.
I worry about my Sunday posts more than any other post. I can talk about the weather or the dogs through the rest of the week but on Sunday I am talking about the Lord. That puts some pressure on me. I will think all week long about what I am going to talk about and this week was no different. EXCEPT, I couldn’t think of a single thing to say, I was at a loss. Then, I did my morning devotion and the Lord provided me with my topic. I LOVE it when He does things like that!!!
Laughter. I get comments all the time about me making you laugh or how you think I am funny. Those type comments mean a great deal to me because I think the world would be a much better place if we all just didn’t take ourselves so seriously. I opened up my Jesus Calling daily devotional by Sarah Young and the words jumped off the page.
Learn to Laugh at yourself more freely. Don’t take yourself or your circumstances so seriously.
EXACTLY!!! I agree wholeheartedly but I was confused how this was a devotion. The devotion goes on to explain that, “Laughter lightens your load and lifts your heart into heavenly places.” I agreed once again. I always envisioned Heaven being full of laughter. No one is sad or hurting there, no one is struggling or hungry, EVERYONE is loved and happy.
In looking back at my life as a child I can remember seeing my parents beaming when all of their children were running around laughing and playing. I remember doing that with my own children, I loved seeing them laughing freely, just enjoying themselves. Now, I imagine the Lord feels the same way. I don’t think He wants us to be so serious and stressed all the time. I imagine that He wants to see us laughing, playing, and enjoying ourselves.
So, what keeps from being carefree? Life is way too short to be so serious. The Lord has told us that He take our burdens, He will lighten our load. All we have to do is call out to Him and He will be there in our time of need.
I want to dance like no one is watching, I want to sing at the top of my lungs, and I want to be able to wear a bathing suit without feeling like I need to “suck it in.” Life is too short to wear pants to the beach. Laugh with your children and grandchildren. Enjoy every day that the Lord has graced us to live.
I am off to throw on my bathing suit and head to the pool for the day with Emersyn. She doesn’t care that I am not a size 4, she won’t remember seeing rolls around my belly, but she will remember that we laughed and had fun. And I imagine the Lord will be beaming!
Have a Blessed Father’s Day!