Last week, my husband and daughters started a new game on their morning drive to school. They call it “let’s laugh at the devil”😜
So, they all burst and laugh, then they start giving reason after reason why the devil is ridiculous and burst into laughter at each reason. Trust me, at first it seemed ridiculous and I was laughing at them. But it started to be fun.
They said things like: “Because he thought we wouldn’t wake up alive today” Hahahahaaaaa
“he tried to make mummy sick” Hahahahaaaaa
“he tried to make us upset with each other.” Hahahaaaaaaa
It’s actually FUNNY how hard the devil works to distract us from God’s abundant goodness.
You should try that game… What are your reasons to have a good laugh at the devil today?
10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. DO NOT SORROW, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” NKJV
When your joy is gone, your strength just left too. Whatever you do, do not surrender your joy.
Give thanks audibly: Let your mind hear you thank God that you don’t have to pay for oxygen, you are alive, you don’t have to pay to laugh, you can afford to go to hospital, you had some years with that loved one, you can access facebook (LOL), you can read and type…
Go get a silly movie and laugh. Eat some fattening food (in moderation 😜), drink some fanta, give someone an unexpected gift…
Don’t take this season too seriously, because it will pass… DO NOT sorrow.
DO NOT surrender your joy. It is your strength!