I went a tuna fishing with a friend who had a big boat and lots of experience. We went all day Friday and Saturday, and caught lots of tuna, especially today. I didn’t get the final count but I think it was close to 40 fish. We motored a long way out into the ocean taking several hours both ways until we got to warm water where the tuna hang out. Those fish really fight, and I worked up a sweat reeling them in. It was an extremely fun couple of days fishing. I had never been tuna fishing before and I have had it as a goal for the last couple of years. I can check that one off my goal list for the year, though I won’t turn down another opportunity to go again. Tonight I am filleting the tuna I kept, they call it “carking.” I watched several Youtube videos and now I am an accomplished “carker!” or whatever it would be called. One of my annual goals is to learn something that I have never learned before so now that I have learned how to cark a tuna I can cross that goal off as well.
Doing new things and learning new skills is one of the things that I enjoy very much. “Enjoy” that means I felt joy from an experience. Is that ligitamit? Sure it is!
1 Timothy 6:17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
God brings enjoyable experiences and things into our life as a gift, and we praise Him and thank Him, but He also, brings trials and hard times into our life, and He expects us to trust Him, not whine, and rejoice.
Job 2:10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
Today was fun; tomorrow might be sad; rejoice always, have fun and grow to be like Jesus.