Do You Feel It, Too?
A tingling sensation rises in my chest, accompanied by a gentle pressure and a bubbling up of emotion that lifts my shoulders and brings a smile to my face. The tingling spreads to my arms and I find myself singing a familiar song: I just feel like something good is about to happen. I just feel like something good is on its way.
Excitement. Sometimes, it overwhelms me. I'm usually at work, doing an ordinary task when, for a fleeting moment, I'm struck with jubilant anticipation. The feeling is almost always accompanied be the song, and it makes me want to jump to my feet and shout. Maybe these bursts of excitement are from too much caffeine (I drink an awful lot of caffeine,) but it feels more like the springing up of an eternal hope, like a hug from the Holy Spirit.
Am I alone in this, or do you feel it, too? Do everyday moments ever feel like the night before Christmas, or like there's one more number to be announced on a prize-winning ticket and all your numbers so far have been a match? That's what it's like for me. I just feel like something good is about to happen. I just feel like something good is on its way.
Granted, there are plenty of times where I feel anxiety or sadness in much the same way. But those occurrences seem more in line with my human nature. The excitement I experience has a supernatural sense to it. Maybe I feel it because the Lord is getting ready to drop a new idea into my spirit or reveal a new ministry opportunity. Maybe a personal dream is going to come true or someone in my family will accomplish something great. It sometimes feels like, at any moment, something unexpected and wonderful could happen to me. The next email I open or phone call I receive could be about marvelous, life-changing news. Any day now, the Lord could grant one of my heart's desires, simply because I delight in Him. (Psalms 37:4)
Or maybe the excitement is about something greater. I liken it to the feeling Zacchaeus must have had as he climbed down from the tree, knowing he was about to break bread with Jesus. It's the feeling I imagine in the parable of the ten virgins, for the ones who were ready for the bridegroom, when the cry was made at midnight, "He's coming! Go meet him!" The sensation could very well be my spirit "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ." (Titus 2:4) That's definitely something good that's on its way.
Whatever the cause, I'm thankful. Even if it's because of too much caffeine, I just feel like something good is about to happen. I hope you do, too.
I just feel like something good is about to happen
I just feel like something good is on its way
He has promised that He'd open all of heaven
And brother, it could happen any day
William J. Gaither, copyright 1974
Here's a link to the Gaither Homecoming version of the song referenced in this post. (Jessy Dixon's part in this gets me!) And another great version is below.
4/23/2022 10:51:09 pm
Thank you, Heather. I haven't thought about this song in a long time. The lyrics are anticipatory on what God's supernatural power can do.
4/25/2022 12:47:08 pm
I love how God sends us special messages or nudges to give the reminder of His love and glory. :-)
4/27/2022 03:43:57 pm
I love how you describe the feeling and yes, I do feel like that at times. It is so beautiful to anticipate what the Lord has planned for us and our future. Thanks
5/2/2022 12:22:35 am
I think each of us shares these intimate moments with the Lord differently. We may have similarities, but we are each unique individuals. My dearest and nearest times of encouragement from the Lord when He is opening a window, giving me a new opportunity, causes a warmth within my chest, a joy in my heart, and tears upon my cheeks. I feel completely at peace, yielded to whatever the Lord has next for me, basking in His nearness.
5/10/2022 09:32:20 am
I didn't sleep well last night and woke up early because some of my students are taking an important test today. We worked all year for this day.
8/1/2022 05:39:01 pm
Knowing that God is good is the root of my excitement or anticipation of His blessings. He may not always bless in the way we want or think He should, but because God is good, I know that in the end, everything works out good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes (Rom. 8:28). Thanks for sharing your excitement, too!
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