We sometimes believe that we have to avoid having too much fun because it might be sinful. Or we might feel that there are more “holy” things we could be doing than spending time with friends and having fun. In this episode of the Gary Wilkerson Podcast, Gary points out that this “morbid holiness” is not really biblical. The abundant life God promises us allows us to celebrate the goodness of his blessings.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22
Don't feel guilty about having fun. Plan it into your daily life—times to have fellowship with friends and do the things that you like to do. – Gary Wilkerson
I picture Jesus, who is pure and holy, as also being fun to be around. Little children liked him and kids don't like people who aren't fun. – Gary Wilkerson
Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.