I think one reason people feel that way is because they focus on all the things a Christian can't do; like, getting drunk, doing drugs, partying like there's no tomorrow ... well, we could go on and on ...
Instead of telling you all the things I shouldn't participate in, let me tell you what I CAN do.
I can party. I can. I can hang out with the most interesting people I know. I can fellowship with the saints. Oh, the stories they have to tell! How they made the wrong choice but God delivered them. How they begged God for protection and He worked it all out for them. How they prayed for His will and a way opened up where there seemed to be no way. How they might still be going through a struggle but they can see how God is leading and providing every step of the way.
Yes, we party. We call it fellowship. There is always good food, - church ladies know how to cook better than anyone!-good conversation, and fun. I've never been to a fellowship yet where there wasn't any laughs. We have merry hearts which leads to fun.
I can have meaning to my life. I'm not here just to consume but I'm here to make a difference. A follower of Christ will be like Christ, and He served while here on earth. We are here to serve as well, some in ministry and also some in the secular workplace. We might have a "worldly" job or occupation but we can model Christ in the way we work and interact with each other.
We are also called to be fruity. What's that? We are to have the fruit of the Spirit evident in our lives. In fact, it is said we are to be known that we are Christians by the fruit in our lives.
What is this fruit? Love, joy, peace, long-suffering (in other words, patience), gentleness, goodness, faith - these are the by-products of hanging with Christ.
The closer I get to Christ, the more these fruits show up in my life. The people I hang with have these same fruits as well, so they're pretty good buds to journey with on this road Home. Oh, we're not perfect by any means. We are just forgiven of our pasts traveling towards our future together.
Jesus once said this:
" [to the full, till it overflows]." John 10:10 AMP
Now, does that sound like someone who wants you to have a boring life?
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 5. Write a blog post inspired by the word: full. Because my life is FULL, and I think you need to know all about it. :)
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