Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:1-3 NKJV
Are you righteous? Are you beautiful? Like me you may not be comfortable referring to yourself as righteous. When you look in a mirror you may not see a vision of beauty smiling back at you.
Righteousness is not based on anything we do or don’t do. It is based on relationship with the God who is righteous. If you have received salvation through faith in Jesus you are righteous! You are a vision of beauty in God’s eyes!
I admire people who make beautiful sounds with their voices or musical instruments. It is an amazing gift.
I bought a harmonica. I practiced playing it. Playing that harmonica gave me great pleasure. We started attended a small church that did not have live worship. The pastor asked if I would play my harmonica at an Easter service. I played while two sisters sang.
A short time later that little church started a worship team. My two sons and I were a part of the worship ministry. It was a season of serving God I will always hold on to. I believe my boys will as well.
You do not need a musical gift to worship Jesus. You do not need a harmonica or any other instrument. You do not even need music. You only need to stand in the righteousness of Jesus. Worship only requires a step of faith in the one who is righteous!
I planned my morning well so that I could maximize the time I have to get ready. The Lord had other plans. I stayed in bed praising God.
I did not play a musical instrument. I did not sing out loud. I praised God in the silence of my secret place. It is a place only the Lord knows. It is a place where the reality of my thoughts and desires take root. It is the place where righteousness and sin are born.
I chose righteousness through faith in Jesus. I sang a new song of faith to Jesus. I am in a season of serving God I will always hold on to!
Let Jesus usher you into a season of serving God you can hold on to when the winds of doubt and adversity blow!
Rejoice in the Lord. Fill your heart and mind with the reality of God. Let Jesus deposit His desires in your heart.
Choose righteousness. Clothe yourself in beauty. Sing a new song of faith to Jesus!
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