Or how about the song..... "forget you troubles, come on get happy!"
In 1999 at age 64 I was just about ready to throw in the towel.
Back in 1968 at age 32 working on 33, I had a very dramatic religious experience that changed my life. With my new faith, my life changed from being an overweight, alcoholic, totally selfish womanizer, chewing on 3 packs of Camels a day, to someone who really wanted to get his act together and hopefully help others to do that as well.
In the begining, my goal was to see if I could actually write down my thoughts from day to day. Guess that was easier than I thought....
My motivation was the proclamation Jesus made when He stood in the synagogue (Luke 4:16) and explained why He had come to earth. He read the following from the book of Isaiah
Philip Wolff 10-27-99
Oh God, my God… How I long to know You.
Sometimes it seems forever… forever my heart has been going out
Towards You… to know You… to touch You… to walk with You…
To hear Your voice… to see Your face.
Again and again I have cried out to You.
David was held before me as the example.
He was the man “after Your own heart”.
It was the Davids You longed for…the Davids that You wanted.
The Davids were those special people, those special servants,
Who gave their lives to You in some unique way.
So I cried to the Lord…. I am Yours. I am Your David.
I will serve You. What will You have me to do?
I will do this Lord and I will do that. I will do the other also.
How about this Lord? Or surely that?
Now that would truly be good to do!