Change the Song

By Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
April 06, 2011

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Psalm 100:2 “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”

Have you ever tried to get the victory over your thought life by changing the song on your lips? I’ve learned a little trick that helps me get into a worshipful state of mind, and that is singing a joyful, happy song. Don’t get my wrong, I don’t always feel joyful and happy when I start, but somewhere things begin to change in my heart when I get the right words on my lips. When I get the focus off of myself and my problems, the situation seems to change. Maybe that’s not correct, the situation doesn’t change, my outlook does. It’s difficult to dwell on the earthly while singing about the heavenly. A favorite of mine is “This is the Day” by Bob Fitts. As I sing the words I begin to realize that this day is a gift from God and I can either rejoice and celebrate the goodness of His love, or I can choose to let circumstance and the mundane control how I feel.

Terri Pettyjohn
Writer and Author, Contributing Writer, EXW
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