The exclamation "make a Joyful Noise" can seem simple, almost trivial if we don't really pay attention to it.
Actually to "make a joyful noise to The Lord" has a science to it. There's a chemistry wrapped up in the command . It's composed of certain ingredients. It really has more components than we give it credit for.
How To Make A Joyful Noise To The Lord.
1. You have to (BE) Joyful.
So many people are going through whatever they're going through in life, may have a broken heart, may have lost a loved one, any number of things. Bitterness, rejection, you name it. So to actually BE joyful as crazy as it is to say takes work on some peoples behalves. We're not happy all the time. for whatever reason, for whatever thing has our attention besides GOD.
2. You have to come before the Lord.
Psalm 51:7 says a broken and contrite heart God, will not despise. . . so the number one thing to do before you come before The Lord is to repent. Ask GOD for forgiveness for any sins you know about and the ones you don't know about. To think you have no sin may be cause right there to check yourself and repent.
The Bible says in Romans 3:22-24 ALL have sinned and fallen short of The Glory of GOD.
"And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus."
Intentionally get up set you an actual physical space preferably a quiet one so you can concentrate, or set a time or hour where it's gonna be quiet however you have to. a lot of people make time early in the morning. but it is about making and setting that time.
As the time is made, once you set it in place and honor it. it's time to Venerate. To venerate is to present worship, so we're presenting worship to GOD.
How real worship is presented is in Spirit and in truth. So not just reciting the regular things we know to say or have become used to saying. (Like I was doing) but to truly have a full heart of praise and gratitude toward The Lord.
John 4:24 in the bible says: God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
Praise is the vestibule. Praise is the entrance hall, the channel, the gateway that leads us to another destination and that destination is His presence. Enter His courts with praise. Enter his gates with thanksgiving!
This has blessed me so much. This helps me to change my heart and actions.ReplyDelete