“Why So Serious?”

I have been accused much in recent days of being “too serious.”  I find this a bit amusing cuz I can tend to think of myself as pretty ridiculous, pretty frequently!  But I do know I am apt to dwell on “serious” things – especially as I feel the scales being removed from my eyes concerning the nature of this world in which we live…..
And I think, it is not as much a concern over whether we be too serious, and lack levity and laughter; it IS far more a matter of recognizing that these are sobering, transformative times, and we must be about our heavenly Father’s business.
So, do we know what that is?
From raising our children to know and love Christ, to declaring him to our neighbors, to giving excellence in our jobs, to searching the Scriptures that we might know and better recognize the voice of our Good Shepherd, to discovering how to forgive one another and encourage one another and give a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name, to growing in humility and speaking truth in love, to carrying in us and with us the supernatural presence of the Holy Spirit so not only are WE changed but also we AFFECT change for his glory, walking by faith not by sight, led by peace not by fear, living life yielded to the One who purchased us with his own blood….
There can be much laughter and joy and even silliness! But there must 1st be a turning of our eyes and hearts and lives to Jesus. Behold, HE makes all things NEW!
THIS is the only thing that means anything.

About Grace2Grow

Leah holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and considers herself a forever-student at heart, especially of the Word of God. The last few years have included a 160+ lbs weightloss, and a complete re-working of her "inner man" as she has had to journey from merely what she "knew" to putting that into "ACTION" .. a transformation that so rocked her core, she believes God's calling in her life includes a sense of "urgency," as the body of Christ is fully - knowingly or unknowingly - entrenched in These Last Days, just as Jesus prophesied. She has worked in various forms of professional Customer Service for nearly 20 years, from Mortgages and Banking to Automotive Plastics, and values most the opportunity to mediate and problem-solve. Leah has served over the years in varying roles, from Women's Bible Study Leader to Choir Director to Worship Leading to teaching Sunday School to working faithfully in the Nursery. She loves being a Wife and Aunt and Sister and Daughter and Friend, and loves to read just about anything she can put her hands on. She is always re-learning putting feet and muscle to these things, but she has learned there is incalculable value in "working the plan," and "being faithful with LITTLE so as to be entrusted with MUCH." And she is trusting her beloved God and Savior for the "much" yet to come. You can find more of her musings on her blogs at http://grace2grow.com and http://grace2grow.blogspot.com/, or follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/grace2grow

Posted on June 24, 2013, in Encouragement! and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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