Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's Devotion:Laughter

Learn to laugh at yourself more freely. Don't take yourself or your circumstances so seriously. Relax and know that I am God with you (Matt 1:23). When you desire My will above all else, life becomes much less threatening. Stop trying to monitor My responsibilities- things that are beyond your control.  Find freedom by accepting the boundaries of your domain.

Laughter lightens your load and lifts your heart into Heavenly places.  Your laughter rises to Heaven and blends with angelic melodies of praise.  Just as parents delight in the laughter of their children, so I delight in hearing My children laugh.  I delight when you trust me enough to enjoy your life lightheartedly. 

Do not miss the joy of My Presence by carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.  Rather, take My yoke upon you and learn from Me. My yoke is comfortable and easy; the burden is light and easily borne.

Proverbs 17:22- A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 31:25- She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Matthew 11:28-30- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

1 comment:

Kae* said...

Oh I love that baby! Whenever I am down I watch it :) I love this post. I laughed so hard today because my name is Ms. Schumacher...and one of the 1st graders called me Ms. Shoelocker. I had to just laugh :) Hope you had a laughter filled Thursday :)
Kae