Laughing with Him

Sometimes God is hilarious. Hilarious in the way He orchestrates encounters, the way He satisfies needs before they are even voiced, the way He moves people in and out of our lives like actors in a beautifully written play, the way He forcefully prompts us when we are just a little too hesitant for His taste. Hilarious.

But here I sit so distracted with life, so hell-bent on being serious, that I forget to laugh along. I neglect to completely enjoy the wonder of His plan unfolding.

But fortunately today, He opened my eyes to the humor. And I stopped and laughed with God.

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What a wondrous moment of fellowship we shared.

Have you laughed with God lately?

I wonder if this quote might have a little truth to it.

“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” Voltaire

What do you think?

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • I think you're right! I tend to be too serious most of the time when it concerns my life. However, I do think that I give God a good chuckle now and again. He certainly must wag His head and wonder, "How in the world did she come up with THAT?!" (and He probably tacks on a good, "Bless her heart…") 🙂

  • Sally

    You are right on.! And funny you should say this….Carla and I tried a new church this weekend and the sermon was …God is Hilarous! Did you attend? Now I am laughing and think God is trying to tell me something. I will laugh often this week., plus it is good for your health! Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for opening the week with this, great thought to start the week…we all need to laugh a little bit more.

  • I spend so many of my days trying to get every thing accomplished and I miss the little moments through laughter. I do think God sends humor into our lives in order to keep us from walking around like DILL pickle Christians:) haha love this!

  • Absolutely! Sometimes while I'm talking to God, He'll show me something about myself in such a way that I have to laugh at my own humanity and how funny I probably look to Him sometimes.

  • You know, I can't remember the last time I laughed with God although I know I have done it. I've been letting life weigh me down too much. I'll have to try to keep my eyes open today. 🙂

  • Thank you Lindsey! I am more of a serious person myself and I needed this reminder. It's so easy to get so caught up in life as a wife, mom, friend, etc. that we forget to take the time to just laugh. Thank you for sharing!

  • Ha! Yeah, I laughed just yesterday. I posted my Grand Canyon blog (with the little snippet about my dismay about the scorpions). Then later on that evening, I walked into my bedroom and to my dismay discovered a SCORPION on my bedroom floor. I have never seen a scorpion in my house before. Ever. Matter of fact, I have never seen a scorpion in the south. Ever.

    I have been so worried about seeing them in the Grand Canyon and all of a sudden there is one in my own bedroom. After I had the hubby dispose of this not so appealing creature, I giggled and said to him, "We serve a funny, funny God. I guess God decided I should go ahead and get used to seeing them before I get to the Canyon."

    Anyway, I can relate though. I am so serious most of the time. Intentional. Focused. Introspective. And so I very rarely take time to laugh with God, but I am glad when He does something that just makes me howl!

    • @Chrystie, I love that story. A scorpion in South Carolina? Hilarious.

      • Yeah. I know, right. Evidently when my hubs first moved in the house they were everywhere. The irony and the timing just couldn't have been better.

  • lindsey, i feel that way about my children all the time. i'm too focused on bedtime, dinner, baths, and i fly through all the moments i should be smiling and laughing. i've recently been trying to slow down and focus on laughing with them.