Make a joyful noise!
I often tease Bobby about his lack of musical talent. He usually responds by telling me that once we get to heaven, we will switch voices. It’s an ongoing battle.
We take part in praise & worship every Sunday at EPIC. It’s an amazing time each week. It’s the time when we invite the presence of the Lord into our experience. It’s the time when we thank God for all that he has done for us. It’s the time that prepares our hearts for the preaching of His word.
God deserves all of our praise and He deserves all of our worship – even from those of us that may not be as comfortable as others in this effort. Psalm 100 says, “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD.” Yes, a joyful, NOISE!
The Psalm goes on to say: Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Clearly, God deserves our praise. More importantly, He wants our praise. We should give Him that praise each day, as we walk with Him – no matter how beautiful or bad it is. Don’t limit it to Sunday morning! Make a joyful noise unto the Lord everyday. He’s worthy of it everyday and we need to realize how worthy He is of it everyday.