“Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.” Psalm 47:6,7 NIV
Read: Psalm 47
As the church congregation raised their voices in an old familiar hymn, my oldest son (16 at the time) leaned over and whispered in my ear: “Not so loud, Dad, people can hear you!” I loved to sing, but could not carry a tune in a bucket. I have since learned to sing…not great…but, pretty good. We can all learn to improve.
A minister friend told me his choir teacher in school asked him if he was a tenor. He replied he thought he was a bass. The teacher responded he did not mean a tenor. He was asking if he would sing ten or twelve miles away. He told me he still sings because he knows GOD likes his voice!
Others can be critical of our efforts. They can criticize our singing, our driving, our cooking or a hundred other things we do. Not to worry or have concerns. GOD is the only judge that matters. Don’t let the loose tongue of another dissuade you.
Raise your voice and sing your praises to your HEAVENLY FATHER. HE is listening for you. No matter your voice quality to others, you have perfect tone and pitch for GOD’S ears. Sing today. HE is waiting to hear your praises.
Today’s prayer: “LORD GOD, Thank YOU for always hearing me and accepting my best efforts to please YOU. Help me to reflect your love and grace to those who need to hear YOUR gospel story. Amen.”