Finally, the Holy Spirit wants us to remain faithful, so we can learn how to laugh. If we do not laugh regularly, then we need to check our spiritual pulse. Many of us desperately need some outrageous, contagious joy-induced laughter. Many of us don’t laugh because we take ourselves too seriously. We are so introspective and withdrawn thinking about every move and every word. Another reason for our lack of laughter is that we do not take God seriously enough. God is a God of laughter! Psalm 2:4 says, “The One enthroned laughs”. We serve a God of joy and good cheer. Only in the last twenty years have scientists discovered that laughter relaxes the entire muscular system and produces endorphins. The Bible has been saying this for thousands of years! Are you laughing?
What will happen the next time your patience is tested? You will be tested waiting in lines, parking lots, as you eat brunch, as you channel surf from game to game, in relationships, and in every realm possible. What will you do? Are you going to silence the Holy Spirit? Or, will you acquiesce and learn a new look, a new lean, and a new laugh?