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Does God want us to have fun?

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On 11/16/2019 at 12:31 PM, DustyRoad said:

Hi @ContinuingCorletta! It wasn't that long ago when I was faced with such concerns myself. What's fun, and what isn't?

Here goes … I've shared a few stories of life out here on the forums, events which as zany and outlandish as they might seem are nevertheless the truth. "The Trespasser" is probably the best example of how things transpire out here sometimes... yep, insane. Remembering that day still reduces me to tearful laughter! :red-neck-laughing-smiley-emoticon:

One of the five dogs who lives here happens to be a super-sized clown. He loves me so much he pulls all manner of stunts which often leave me howling with laughter. He learned how to open doors as a puppy and so what does he do now? He opens doors for other dogs, of course. :emot-eek:

Another one of those five dogs has decided that it's her duty to follow me everywhere and pester me for attention. She's so terrifically cute (like a teddy bear), how can I resist? It's impossible to get any work done outdoors if she isn't prevented from stalking me. Halp! :blink:

This is the life God gave to me sister so I'll add my voice to others and answer yes, there's no doubt that the Lord intends for us to have fun. As for what fun should look like? I live in a farm setting so that's one example of what fun looks like. Watching the dogs and the livestock chase off a trespasser or confronting my adorable canine minion when she decides to abscond with car keys, boxes of Kleenex, or a sleeve of crackers is what I do for fun out here! 

I don't like giggling at the misfortune of others unless the one who experienced that is laughing about it themselves. Laugh with those who laugh and comfort those who weep. I'm not aware of any hard, fast rules Corletta, so I think we ought to judge things as we're led by the Lord. :) 

 

On 11/16/2019 at 12:57 PM, Abdicate said:

God doesn't want you to sin. Is sin fun? You bet! But only to the flesh. God's fun includes the spirit and the soul, which far surpasses anything of the flesh.

I understand what you are saying. Thanks.

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On 11/16/2019 at 2:25 PM, Willa said:

Churches often have softball teams, picnics, camps with zip lines and plays, pranks on other cabins, play spoons or basketball, volley ball, flag football, movies or anything that is moral and tasteful.  "A merry heart does good like a medicine."  

amen! thanks!

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On 11/16/2019 at 2:38 PM, Abby-Joy said:
If our fun doesn't violate His principles, there's nothing wrong with it. :)
I'd say that God wants us to have fun.
 
Proverbs 15:13
“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.”
 
Proverbs 17:22
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

Amen! Thank you!

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On 11/15/2019 at 10:51 PM, ContinuingCorletta said:

Does God want us to have fun?   What is fun supposed to look like for a Christian?  

No! God doesn't want us to have fun. He hates us and loves when we're bored, frustrated.

 

Actually, we have an abundant, joyful, fun life in Jesus. Have fun however you like that isn't sin.

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@ContinuingCorletta  Greetings...  Father very certainly wants us to enjoy our lives, but in a manner that is acceptable to Him.  He gave us the Holy Spirit to instruct us and guide us in the way we should go.  He gives us Wisdom. :)

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14 minutes ago, Sonshine said:

@ContinuingCorletta  Greetings...  Father very certainly wants us to enjoy our lives, but in a manner that is acceptable to Him.  He gave us the Holy Spirit to instruct us and guide us in the way we should go.  He gives us Wisdom. :)

Amen. Thanks.

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5 hours ago, Billiards Ball said:

No! God doesn't want us to have fun. He hates us and loves when we're bored, frustrated.

 

Actually, we have an abundant, joyful, fun life in Jesus. Have fun however you like that isn't sin.

Yes, I guess the opposite of fun shows that He does want us to have fun. :)

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On 11/15/2019 at 9:51 PM, ContinuingCorletta said:

Does God want us to have fun?   What is fun supposed to look like for a Christian?  

Certainly! As Christians you can have the peace that comes with fellowship with the Lord. The completeness that comes that knowing you are a child of God. The knowledge that you are here on this earth for a purpose.  Every Christian will have their own form of personal enjoyment, i.e. hobby.  For some it may be cooking relaxes them. For others it may be watching movies or playing video games. What fun is suppose to look like for a Christian is a varied as the personalities of each Christian person.  

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7 hours ago, Servant of the Lord said:

Certainly! As Christians you can have the peace that comes with fellowship with the Lord. The completeness that comes that knowing you are a child of God. The knowledge that you are here on this earth for a purpose.  Every Christian will have their own form of personal enjoyment, i.e. hobby.  For some it may be cooking relaxes them. For others it may be watching movies or playing video games. What fun is suppose to look like for a Christian is a varied as the personalities of each Christian person.  

Thanks for the great points you expressed.

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