Make A Joyful Noise
In my painting “Make A Joyful Noise” the flute player’s hands are large, and seem clumsy as she plays her instrument.
In God’s word, the Psalmist tells us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord. It does not matter whether we are talented singers or musicians.
He just says, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…” Psalm 100:1
God loves each of us. He created us to worship Him just as we are with whatever skills and talents we have.
It brings God joy when we accept ourselves for who He created us to be. We honor Him when we don’t compare ourselves with others. We may feel clumsy and awkward, as if we don’t measure up in some way, but God says, “Make a joyful noise!”
Jesus said, “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” ~Matthew 5:5 (The Message Bible)
In my painting, the Flute Player is playing her flute anyway, even though she seems unsure, unsteady, with her large awkward hands.
Sometimes God will ask us to do something that we don’t feel we have the right skills for, are incompetent to do, or that we might fail in.
Yet God asks us to trust Him anyway, to walk by faith. “For we walk by faith and not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)
He asks us to believe His word that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
He asks us to trust in the power of His grace to help us with every challenge.
Each one of us are very important to God’s plan, though we might not realize our importance to God this side of eternity.
We may feel awkward, unsteady and clumsy like the flute player in my painting. But we must walk by faith, trust God, and obey Him, and do whatever He asks of us anyway.
For in the end, He will make a lovely song out of our joyful noise we have made unto Him whether or not we were competent in the thing He called us to do.
For God does not base His calling on our talents, skills, or appearances. All He asks is a willing, humble and faithful heart.
Jesus said, “You did not choose me. I chose you. And I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit—fruit that will last.” John 15:16
May it be our prayer to have a willing, faithful heart that will humbly obey the Lord, no matter what He asks of us each day.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of my life, and that You created me to be just exactly the way You wanted me, and that when I am myself, I glorify You. Thank You that I bring You great joy when I am satisfied with who You created me to be and believe all the wonderful things that You say about me and not listen to doubts and fears. I love You, Lord! In Jesus name, amen.
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