I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD. – Psalm 104:33-34 NKJV
Years ago, I attended a writers’ boot camp, two summers in a row. One of my favorite memories is sitting together on the back porch at dusk, listening to a chorus of birds in the trees. These were tiny birds; I don’t know what kind. Their chorus rose in the evening till it was all around us. The birds carried on with their singing well past midnight. I had never heard birds singing at night until those summers. The sound to me was like twinkle lights illuminating the darkness, bringing life, and celebration of warm summer evenings filled with laughter.
I remember that beautiful bird chorus when I read the Psalms, and on days when my heart overflows with worship for God.
What must that bird chorus have sounded like to Him? Think about it. He hears the birds everywhere, all over the world. What a glorious symphony that must be to His ears, as they praise Him, as they warble with joy for their Creator.
How much more beautiful are the notes of worship that rise from our hearts. In moments of gratitude, of love for Him, of adoration that has no words. Just to know Him, to be awed by Him. To gaze with affection, love, and hope. To be thankful He is God, and that He simply is. That we belong to Him.
Pure worship from the heart. In a burst of joy, or with silent affection. It sounds beautiful to Him, and it moves His heart.
Let’s learn to worship with our whole being. God is worthy.
Father God, we give our whole hearts to You, and our lives to You in worship. May the worship from our hearts be pleasing to Your ears, and touch Your heart deeply. We love You, God. Thank You for loving us. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Thought for the Day
Listen. Go outside and listen. Do you hear birds singing? If you live in a city, you can find bird songs on the Internet. One way or another, listen to the worship chorus of songbirds. Let their jubilation and praise fill your heart in worship and love for our Creator.
Janet Lynn Eriksson is a writer, intercessor, healing prayer minister, teacher … and one of God’s kids. She volunteers with The Center for Inner Healing in Dawsonville, Georgia. She is the author of two books: I Choose Life and Renewing. Janet welcomes you to visit her writing website: Christian Writers’ Studio and her prayer website: Hometown Prayer. She would love to hear from you!