What defines fun for you?
The Free Dictionary defines fun this way:
- Enjoyment; amusement: We had fun at the beach.
- A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure: Was the party fun?
Synonyms for fun:
Dr. Wilson and his friends described what fun is and isn’t:
Fun is not taking life too seriously.
Fun is enjoying you wherever you are.
Fun is taking care of yourself
Fun is showing respect and compassion for people, animals, and plants.
Fun is accepting that the world is messed up.
Fun isn’t just sex, it’s more about togetherness.
Fun is being creative.
Fun isn’t about conforming or rebelling.
Fun is knowing life is soul evolution.
Fun isn’t acting stupid.
Lifehack listed 8 Principles of Having Fun
Reader’s Digest wrote a list of bad habits and to stop them.
Noah Webster had this twist on fun in his 1828 dictionary:
- Fun = n. Sport; vulgar merriment. A low word.
Of course fun is different for different people. My fun isn’t necessarily your fun. And, your fun isn’t necessarily fun for anyone else.
How would you define fun?
Why would you define fun that way?
Then I had this idea, how might God define fun?
I focused on Jesus.
What was fun for Jesus?
- Wedding parties. Once Jesus revived a celebration by changing a lot of water into a lot of wine (120 gallons of wine).
- Surprising people. For example, the time Jesus spoke to the guy at the Pool of Bethesda, “Do you wanna be well?”
- Confounding cynics. Remember the incident where Jesus took 3 loaves and 2 fish and fed 5000+?
- Trading death for life. Certainly, the cross wasn’t fun, but the results brought infinite joy to the humiliated and broken.
In contrast, what, really, does God know about fun?
- Isn’t God a party-grinch?
- Isn’t God an old fuddy-duddy?
- Isn’t God a stick-in-the-mud?
- Isn’t God a spoil-sport?
What does God know about fun?
Is this God’s idea of fun?
- Church (every time the doors are open)?
- Daily devotions?
- Prayer (for me and others)?
- Bible reading, meditation, and study?
Maybe those, but what else is fun to God?
- Fidelity in marriage?
- Sober mind and body?
- Intimacy with creation?
Could these nine characteristics be on God’s list of fun?
Obviously, I’m just asking, what is your definition of fun?
Is your definition of fun a positive thing for you or a harmful thing for you?
Is it time to re-define your definition of fun?
Lose My Soul- Toby Mac
Lead Me To- Hillsong United