How many times have you wondered if you were making a joyful noise?
Some people have a decent singing voice. We hit the right notes most of the time. Perhaps we think OUR praise is more than noise to the Lord.
Then there are those people who can’t carry a tune in a bucket. In fact, their tune bucket has a sieve for a bottom.
Ever notice how these people sound louder than the angelic voice on the pew further back?
I truly believe because these singers have a heart filled with praise. The tuneless cacaphony we hear rises to the throne room of God, transformed into a joyful sound.
Noise that praises the Lord.
Next time you open your mouth in church (or out) to sing a song with words that praise or worship our Lord, check your heart. Is it filled with adoration for Him?
Sometimes, I listen to the words I’m singing, and I choke up. God is so magnificent, so worthy of more than my puny voice offering up praise.
It is then that I believe the Spirit translates my song into a melody worthy of Almighty God.
Next time you enter the place of worship, remember whose house it is. Recall the words of this Psalm. Enter with thankfulness to worship and praise the Creator of all things.