“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!”(Psalm 98:4 ESV)
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!”(Psalm 95:1 ESV)
Yesterday was not a very joyful day for me. I was feeling a bit off. Didn’t feel good but didn’t feel bad either. I just didn’t feel very joyful. As I was looking for scriptures last night I kept seeing ones on making a joyful noise. I have been told I can’t carry a tune in a bucket, so I don’t sing in front of people. God told me several years the Bible says to make a joyful noise. Nowhere in it does it say it has to be good. So was that confirmation I can’t sing or was God just trying to encourage me to try?
I haven’t figured it out yet. But I got to thinking about joyful noises. My mind went to kids playing and laughing or a baby babbling. Joyful, according to google is, “feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness”, while joyful noise is defined as, “A bold declaration of God’s glorious name and nature, with shouts, clapping, and other outward expressions of praise.”
So to make a joyful noise isn’t just singing. But God doesn’t care if we sing like an angel or couldn’t hit the right notes if our life depended on it. He just wants us happy. He wants His kids happy, healthy and living for Him. After everything He does for us, is that too much to ask? He gives us a new day, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, cool breezes and people who love us.
Joyful appears a over 100 times in the old testament. So, yeah, I think it’s pretty important to God. I think he is trying to get his point across to us. I know the world is in sad shape right now. My neighbor tells me so several times a day. But we don’t have to be. If you have God, what else do you need?
Have a great day everyone!
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