Proverbs 17:22 (NLT) A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.

I’m always looking for humor in every situation. No matter where I’m ministering, I like to find something funny in a given set of circumstances and talk about that. However, while I am being funny I don’t compromise the realities of the life we live and God. However, I realize the reality of maintaining a good sense of humor.

When I first came to faith in Christ, however, I was under the impression that I had to give up humor and become very solemn and serious. Soon the part of me that loved to smile and laugh began to wither. Over time I realized I was too serious about everything and my life became a drag that looked like I sucked on lemons regularly. Are you too serious about everything?

But I didn’t want the funny aspect of my personality to grow cold because there was great value in it for me and those I would minister to. It was a unique part of me that God had created. In reality, it was one of my best strengths. So, over time, I began to let my humor come out again, and I discovered its strength in communicating truth and grace to others. Anyway laughing is a part of who I am, and I love to laugh because I always remember how I cried not too long ago!

Don’t buy into the notion that a person of faith or a follower of Christ must be solemn and serious all the time. God gave us a sense of humor. Use it or you will lose it! Have a great weekend and laugh some with your family and friends!

Kingdom Blessings,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.

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