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5 Godly Ways To Enjoy Yourself As A Christian

Written by Tunde Korede

Enjoying yourself as a Christian is not sinful or demonic. People of the world avail themselves of array of sinful enjoyment opportunities.

Worldly people drink themselves into a stupor and they catch fun by having sex with several ladies.

Also, they listen to ungodly songs just to make themselves happy.

Hence, as true Christians, we are not to be conformed to this world (Rom 12:2). The Bible does not condemn enjoyment but frowns at worldliness.

Why A Christian Should Have Fun

In this article, we shall consider the five godly ways through which we can enjoy ourselves as believers.

• Eating Good Food

Nehemiah 8:10
NIV: Nehemiah said, “Go and ENJOY CHOICE FOOD and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

In the above passage, the Israelites had just settled in their own towns.

And Nehemiah, the Governor, announced to them that they were to enjoy themselves.

How were they supposed to enjoy themselves? They were to eat choice food and also have sweet drinks.

That is, they were to prepare the food they wanted to eat not the food that was available to them.

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For instance, you may want to eat Rice but what you have is Yam. So, this passage implies that you get Rice for maximum enjoyment.

As provided by the scriptures, you can enjoy yourself by eating what you want, if you have the money.

Don’t go and borrow to eat your choice food. If you have won a contract. You may decide to celebrate it with your family.

More so, you can ask your wife to prepare the food the family would like to eat. By this, you are enjoying yourself in a godly way.

Eating good food, balanced diet and rich food promotes godly enjoyment for a good Christian.

• Have A Soft Drink

Nehemiah 8:10
NIV:Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and SWEET DRINKS, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

A Christian can enjoy himself or herself by drinking good drinks. In take of strong and alcoholic drink is not advisable for a Christian.

Don’t be like the unbelievers who would celebrate their victory using alcoholic drinks.

At times, they end the celebration having the biggest hangovers. Some of them would display like a lunatic when they are under the influence of alcohol.

My friend, you don’t have to do that. Get good drinks, or any drinks that will not make you have hangovers and enjoy yourself.

Drinking sweet drinks is another way of enjoying oneself as a Christian.

• Listening To Good Music

Ecclesiastes 7:5
[5]It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to HEAR THE SONG OF FOOLS.

Listening to songs that revives the soul of a Christian is another way of enjoying oneself.

While the people of the world listen to demonic songs sang by people under the influence of cannabis and alcohol.

Believers should be mindful of the songs they listen to. It pays to heed the rebuke of the wise than to listen to songs of fools.

The Song of the fool is the song that promotes sinfulness, worldliness and sexual pleasure.

Types Of Songs

However, a healthy song is the one that is appealing within the hearing of a good Christian.

As you celebrate good things, spice it up with good music and enjoy yourself.

• Exercise

1 Timothy 4:8
[8]For bodily exercise profiteth little…

Bodily exercise profiteth little. Exercise has some advantages for Christians. And we can make ourselves happy through active exercise.

Furthermore, you can make yourself happy by watching sporting activities. I love the game of football because it makes me happy.

Sometimes, you can engage in active exercise. You can play football with your wife, if your wife loves it.

There are other games you can play with your spouse to promote happiness. Enjoy yourself with your good friends by performing physical exercise.

Physical exercise will keep you active and strong. It will make you enjoy your day.

Additionally, watching the game you love at leisure time will facilitate your joy and happiness.

• Rest

Esther 9:17
[17]On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the SAME RESTED THEY, and made it a day of FEASTING AND GLADNESS.

The Jews rested and made that day a day of feasting and gladness. Taking a day out to catch fun isn’t a bad idea.

Christians can enjoy themselves by going out to recreational centres, tourism centres or stadia.

Nothing is wrong with you if you decide to rest and make yourself happy. Don’t kill yourself by being a workaholic.

Dear friend, take time to rest. If you need to sleep, please do. As it is usually said in pidgin “body no be firewood.”

Summary

• Christians are not to be conformed to this world in order to enjoy themselves.

• God is not against godly enjoyment, He is only against worldly enjoyment. Play with your spouse and children.

• Be a good listener, a person who selectively listens to good songs.

• Biblically, eating choice food and having sweet drinks are not sinful. But, another way of catching fun.

Source: www.tundekorede.com/5-godly-ways-to-enjoy-yourself-as-a-christian/

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