I am not a great singer. If I am honest, I am not really even a good singer. But I love music. I cannot begin to describe the way music moves and flows through our lives. There are so many times a song will become our words, a tune become the cries of our hearts. Music is definitely a gift from God.
It is no wonder the Psalmist in Psalm 100 writes and sings of making a joyful noise to the Lord. We are reminded to enter God’s presence with singing. There are no try outs for this choir. There are no specifications. You don’t need to be able to read music or know what a G sounds like. You only need to come into God’s presence with singing – full out, all you.
We may find when we are in distress, songs become our prayers. We sing the words our hearts cannot speak. We hum a tune of a familiar hymn which carries us back to a time of joy. We hear the exclamation of God’s creation singing to him in their own way and their own songs.
While we may detect if someone is way off key and even may distort our face at the lack of musical talent, God doesn’t. He welcomes our songs. He welcomes us to pour out our hearts with singing. He doesn’t score us based on our talents. He invites us based on our willingness to come into his presence.
Come into God’s presence with singing. May a tune fill your heart today. May your prayer be filled with a song. Sing to the Lord, he loves to hear us sing.
1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.
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