Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
This is a single by gospel great, Fred Hammond. I love him. He has such pleasing and relaxing vocal stylings to me. But the thing about this song that really moves me, is the lyrics.
The first time I heard the song, I chose to meditate on the phrase, "The joy I feel on the inside, should show up on the outside." I LOVE that!!! I try to live like that. But since hearing this song, I make a seriously concerted effort to make sure that when people come in contact with me, they leave my presence with the sense that they had an encounter with a joyful person. I do feel joy on the inside. I mean, not every second of the day. Sometimes, I feel down right defeated (I try not to stay there, but I definitely have moments where I feel down, just like anybody else). But, in general I am a joyous person. Life is sooo good. In spite of everything that sucks, life is sooo good. It's good just to even have life. Life allows me to cuddle with K2.0, kiss the chubby cheeks of K (when she'll let me, LOL), and hug the hubs. Life allows me to experience nature, and the beauty of God's earth. It allows me to laugh, and hear good jokes, and have good conversations, and think deep thoughts. I just really enjoy the gift of life.
I love the part of the song that says, "I choose to feel love. I choose to feel peace." I thank God that in His all knowingness, He gave me the ability to CHOOSE. So, I'm with Fred Hammond. I choose to feel love. I choose to feel peace. I choose to feel joy. I chose to feel forgiving. I choose to feel cooperative. I choose to feel flexible. I choose to feel humility. I choose to feel inspired. I choose to feel hopeful. I choose to feel good.
I feel good. Not because anything particularly new, or exciting is happening in my life at the moment. But just because I choose to feel good.
I feel good. I feel good. I feel good. (fade out)