I want to explore my thoughts on a certain couple of words that I read last night, and figured my blog was as good a place as any to do it.
The words were some that I've heard countless times before, but last night the words got me thinking.
The words were "Let your hearts rejoice."
Before I always thought this just meant I should 'be happy'. But now I think it goes much deeper than that. That word 'let' is what gets me. It implies that my heart wants to rejoice, that it is my heart's inherent nature to rejoice, and that it would rejoice, if only I would let it.
This also implies that my own rejoicing, my own heartfelt happiness, is my responsibility, not that of anyone else's.
This is easy to say, but difficult to exercise. Like faith. Ugh! So hard!
So how then? How do I/we/you let my/our/your heart(s) rejoice?
Like a kid begging for candy, my heart is begging for happiness.
Disclaimer: I am fascinated by the challenge that this verse of scripture presents and, like any other human, am constantly seeking ways to improve myself. This post is in no way meant to present myself as a person in the midst of a crisis, because, thank Heaven, I am not. However, this post IS meant to (hopefully) stimulate a conversation and a thought process in us all that will lead to (yes!) MORE happiness.