as eclectic as i've always been musically, in that era i preferred the music i listened to on my cassette tapes LOUD and STRONG. (yes, cassette tapes. all you young'uns can laugh now! but at least i don't quite make it back to 8-tracks ...)
and so i drifted from classical to pop to jazz to ... STRYPER. (if you are not familiar with this awesome group, take a few moments and google them now - you'll either be glad or sorry you did!)
after all, i was a Christian teen - or, at least, tried to be - and needed to have some Jesus-like representation in my musical mix. as i rocked and worshiped with their albums, i eventually came to the following song (to get the full experience, turn the volume as far UP as it will go!)
i daily choose my destiny. sometimes for good, sometimes not. but every moment, my Father God is with me - even when i think He isn't. He gently opens me when i am frightened and closed. He helps me to believe truth instead of lies. He gives generously to me before I can think to ask anything of Him. i receive so much that i cannot begin to describe or keep an account of it. my future is in His hands. my destiny will always be found in Him.
i am free because God is for me - Jesus has made it all possible - and i choose to live by His Holy Spirit.
free to do what i want to? you bet!
how about you?