A merry heart is the ability to capture and enjoy those wonderful times of life and let them turn to laughter. A merry heart is the sign of happiness. Now, happiness and joy are not the same thing, but they are first cousins. Joy is that constant presence of God no matter what happens, but a merry heart is the ability to capture and enjoy those wonderful times of life and let them turn to laughter.
Your sense of humor is a gift from God. It has been psychologically documented that laughter along with a well-rounded sense of humor is a sure sign of intelligence. I’m not talking about unwholesome laughter or cheap, coarse, degrading humor. The Bible warns against that (see Ephesians 5:4). But good, wholesome laughter is a gift from God.
God gave Abraham and Sarah a little child and told Sarah to name him Isaac, which means laughter. “And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that will hear will laugh with me.” (Genesis 21:6) They laughed at what God did when He gave that home a little boy who brought such joy. Abraham Lincoln said, “God must have meant for us to laugh, or else He would not have made so many mules, parrots, monkeys, and human beings.” God wants us to laugh.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! From there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church
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