Wednesday, June 22, 2011

God is fun!

How often do we consider that God is fun?  He enjoys us!  (Click on bold print for Scriptures.)

That he adores and protects us,

and thinks we’re gorgeous when we praise Him!

Yes, we can "be still and know" He is God.

He also loves noisy, exuberant singing and, yes, dancing .

He loves the blessings of uplifted hands, too, that's why we see them so much today.

And He does allow drinking and celebrating Him!  We can find lots of objections in some traditions, but we can balance them with this.

And we can pray and sing in other tongues.

Because all the gifts of the Spirit are for today.

( They will disappear when knowledge does, but in the last days, knowledge will increase. So we still have knowledge and all the gifts of the Spirit. )

In fact, in these three chapters, there's a Holy Spirit sandwich of Power, Love, Power.  I want the whooole thing.

We also have a ruthless enemy

But we also have the gift of God within us forever.

We have authority over the enemy until the end of the world. We also have the power of the help of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit until the end of the world,

and our mission includes doing all things whatsoever I have commanded you which would not negate these heal the sick and cast out demons
. Freely you have received, freely give.

If we're not seeing these things today as much as the first Christians probably did, I have to suspect we're in the Laodicean Age of the Church.

Most of all, since I know I am going to Heaven someday.

I want my friends and family--and enemies--with me.  And there’s only one way to get there.

So I hope everyone who hasn't already will give up their way for God's.

Because here's God's  Good News.

Hope I haven’t annoyed anyone, unless it’s to look into these things I’ve placed here with much love. This is how I understand it all, anyway. I'm open to discussion. : ) God bless~


karenp said...

I think it's in Zephaniah that says, "He rejoices over me with singing." That word rejoice means to twirl about. Sounds like fun to me!

karenp said...

I think it's Zephaniah that says, "He rejoices over me with singing." That word "rejoice" means to twirl about.

Sounds like fun to me!

Margo Carmichael said...

You got that right! : ) Thanks, Karen!

Patricia PacJac Carroll said...

YES! Good post Margo. Jesus came to bring us abundant life. And it's only found in Him. WE live so below our possibilities.

Praying the Lord would ignite me and the church to walk in His ways. (And that includes- dancing, rejoicing, praising. : )

Margo Carmichael said...

Patty, you are definitely ignited, sweet thang! Thank you for your enthusiasm!

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Nike Chillemi said...

Wonderful. Enjoyed this soooo much.

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