(Make Laughter Part Of Your Daily Routine)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.” (Psalm 2:4)
Sadness, sorrow and regret are inconsistent with the life that God has given to you in Christ. You were born into a life of unending joy, victory and advantage; thus laughter ought to be an integral part of your daily routine. People who don’t laugh are usually weighed down by the cares of this world. They believe life is “serious business” and as such, they hardly find any reason to smile, let alone laugh. But laughter is therapeutic as well as spiritual.
That’s why the Bible says, “A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). Why wouldn’t you laugh when you know that you’re more than a conqueror? Why shouldn’t you laugh when you know that all things work together for your good? It doesn’t matter what comes against you in life; learn to laugh your way to victory. Refuse to allow circumstances to dictate your happiness.
The opening Scripture shows us that God laughs at the ranting of His enemies. Like your heavenly Father, learn to laugh the enemy to scorn when he starts throwing his tantrums at you. When tough times come, that’s the time to laugh, for there’s absolutely nothing the enemy could do to harm you. No wonder the Apostle James admonished that you “…count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (James 1:2). If you’ve been facing trying times, I recommend to you “laughing sessions.” Refuse to allow the circumstances of life to control your happiness; laugh your way to victory.
Go Deeper: Psalm 126:1-2; Proverbs 17:2
Speak: I’m laughing my way through life, from victory to victory and from glory to glory! I laugh at the devil and challenging circumstances because I know I can never be disadvantaged. I’m soaring high on the wings of the Spirit; my mouth is filled today with laughter and my tongue with the songs of triumph, in Jesus’ mighty Name.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Galatians 3:1-14, Songs of Solomon 3-5
TWO YEAR Luke 23:13-25, 2 Samuel 7-8
Act: Meditate on the victorious life Christ has brought you into and laugh! Keep at it and it won’t be long before the anointing comes on you, and you’ll find yourself declaring the Word of God that’ll change things.