Friday, March 13, 2009
What is the Lord hearing from me?
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psalm 95:1,2
Do you receive phone calls from an individual and you cringe when you look at the caller ID because you know they are going to be griping about something? Or, possibly they are going to be wanting something. And maybe you are frustrated because they only call to give you the latest details on their health problems.
You know what I mean, don't you? If not, maybe you are the one on the caller ID? :<)
I know we are to bring our petitions to the Lord. We are even welcome to complain to Him, as happens so often in the Psalms. But don't you suppose that the gracious Father in heaven would love to hear something positive from us once in a while?
Perhaps it could be something as nice as a sweet love song from our hearts, or just a joyful noise, which would pretty much describe some of our singing. (Noise, Hebrew; Rua - to mar, to split the ears).
We are also invited in these verses to come before His presence with thanksgiving and poetry.
"How do I love thee Lord? Let me count the ways..." Believe it or not, that's what a psalms is.
And when was the last time we came before Him, not to ask or gripe, but to just praise and thank Him for Who He is and what He has done for us?
I encourage you for the entire day, pray to the Lord, and pray often, but resist the urge to petition the Lord, only praise Him. And then sing Him a song. Go ahead and split His ears with a nice song. Make a joyful noise before the Rock of your salvation.