Having FUN while Saved
FUN! What's that! Lol! So, now that you are saved. Given your life to Christ. You don't know what to do, to have fun!
There are a lot of things you can do to have FUN! Movies, Playing Games [cards, game boards, outside games - no gambling], skating, going to sporting events, seeing plays, amusement parks, spending quality time with loved ones, picnics, beach, parks, dancing (clean) and so on and so on. Lots to do!!!
You don't have to be high, drunk or sleep around to have a good time! Honestly what fun is in those things anyway. Most people, partake in those things to mask bigger deeper problems!
I was invited to this party recently by someone I considered a friend. She sent out the invitation, saying she would have certain type of alcohol and bring your own liquor stuff like that...and told me there would be single men there. Trying to hook me up with someone. The only hook up I want in that department is from GOD = Kingdom Man!!! I politely declined her invitation. I told her Thank you for the invitation but as I am REALLY turning my life around and living for Christ. I cannot partake in your party condoning behavior that I do not agree with.
Granted, I know if I had went I would not have consumed any alcohol nor slept around with anyone, etc. BUT my going to that party would have made a statement that it's okay to behave in such a manner as a Christian - when it's not!
She goes to church. She knows what is wrong and what is right. Just b/c she continues to live in sin does not mean I have to partake in it. I control my life and my destiny by my actions and she controls hers.
As you probably have guessed, I haven't spoken to her since the decline of the invite and I am okay with that.
When we get REALLY Saved [COMPLETELY SURRENDERED OUR LIFE TO CHRIST], we have to go through a cleansing process of being completely healed and delivered from the sin that kept us in bondage, by allowing the word of God to cleanse us. It’s very hard for us to get clean from our weaknesses, if we are still doing or being around people who are doing the same sinful thing - we once participated in.
We cannot have a renew mind continuing to be around the old. In order, to have a renew mind and receive healing in our weaknesses we have to keep away from those environments that promote and encourage the sin AND immerse ourselves in the word of God and be anew!
We can still have fun as Christians but we must make sure we are not committing sin in our having fun!
1 Corinthians 6:9-11says: Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.