Joyful & Loud (Psalm 100)
Here we have another Psalm containing yet another exhortation, to MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE to the LORD! The type of praise envisioned in Scripture is praise that’s from the HEART, it isn’t primarily about emotion but rather about deep seated passion that rises from a heart that knows it has been forgiven and has had the lavish love and mercy of God poured out into it.
Such a HEART cannot help but to worship willingly, JOYFULLY and in a way that overflows and is abundant. Such a HEART cannot help but worship God LOUDLY, boldly letting anyone who will listen know how the worshiper feels about our LORD and KING. (vs1-2) May our worship never be reserved and quiet but may it always be fuelled by a revelation knowledge of who God is and what He has done in our lives.
Such a HEART wants everyone to KNOW that Yahweh is God (vs3) and so urges you and I to come into God’s presence with thanksgiving & praise, ready to bless God for all that He is and all that He has done for us (vs4).
Our story of God’s faithfulness, our testimony, is that GOD IS GOOD, God is entirely steadfast & trustworthy, all generations can testify to this! (vs5)
As we look ahead to Launch Sunday and the Easter Weekend just beyond that – let’s be those who’s HEARTS overflow in passionate, joyful, loud, thanks and praise declaring to all that our God is good, faithful and trustworthy. We can declare this because we have experienced all these things personally and corporately as a church. Let’s declare His goodness to the world!