Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Some thoughts on Thanksgiving (part 6)

"1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." (Psalm 100:1-5)

Singing is a natural human behavior. God wants us to sing unto Him. He gave us our voices so that we may lift it up in praise to Him. To some people, singing is not something they are acquainted with. But God wants to hear us sing His praises. For sure, we must strive to sing excellently, but to sing out of a heart of obedience is far better than merely hitting each note head on. Obedience sounds (or sings) better than hypocricy. Here is a good thought to ponder: "The voice you are born with is God's gift to you; the use of your voice is your gift to God." (Kenneth Osbeck). This Thanksgiving let us come before His presence with singing!

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