And I choose joy. Let it move you, let it move, let it move you. Oh, I choose joy. Let it move you, let it move, let it move you. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of night. Oh, with You by my side, I'm stepping into the light. I choose joy. Go let it move you, go let it move you, go let it move you.
(Partial lyrics to “Joy” by For King and Country)
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy. Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart. I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy. Down in my heart (where?) Down in my heart to stay
(Partial lyrics to “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy”)
In both songs we find an obvious theme; JOY! But do you see what’s also involved in each of these songs? A choice. Now I know that the second song doesn’t use the word “choose”, but it’s there. You see no matter how joy comes into one’s life, it comes by way of a choice. In our choosing to follow Jesus, we are choosing joy. This choice does not mean that life will be a breeze, but more so our choice of trusting in and following Jesus will lead us to discover the one upon whom we are able to lean on amid the valley. Because remember this important fact, on the other side of that valley is a mountain.
Think about it. Pray about it. God bless.
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