Let’s start off by using our imaginations! Imagine that you are at a party – a great one. What is the party like?
Then imagine that Jesus shows up. What happens next?
This simple scenario reveals a lot about what you think about Jesus. Is He a killjoy or the life of the party?
Check out these verses in the Bible:
- Genesis 2:1-3 – God stopped working because it was Friday night! God commanded His people, repeatedly in the Bible, to rest and celebrate. What does that teach you about God and fun?
- John 10:10 – Jesus came for us to have life overflowing. There is a joy that can only be found in Christ. People often do wrong things at parties because they are trying to fill up the emptiness inside. If you have the joy of the Lord, how should you be partying?
- Ephesians 5:18 – We don’t need to get drunk because we are full of the Holy Spirit. God made partying and joy – we don’t need chemicals to have fun. What would it look like to bring God’s joy and life into a party?
There are some parties we should just avoid. But for the rest, we need to follow Jesus and celebrate life. Yes, we need to party! God is good and He has given us His joy. Live that joy in your whole life, especially in your attitude. Jesus is the light of life; He is the life of the party; we can celebrate with His life in us.
So…when’s your next party?