Scripture:
 
Psa 100
[1] Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
[2] Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
[3] Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
 
Observation:
 
This is true praise and worship.  All of God’s creations are called to sing to him and serve him in gladness. That is so easy considering that the one we worship is the God of the universe and he will care for us as a shepherd cares for his sheep.
 
Application:
 
Music and singing in all forms is a beautiful thing to the Lord. In fact, our creator, loves us so much and loves our praise so much that he sings over us!  One of my favorite reminders is from Zephaniah
 
“The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zeph 3:17, NIV)
 
He made us perfectly in his image, in the universe he created and so finely tuned that through his grace and power, it will sustains us. He is holy and there is no other God. Knowing that, and loving him, makes it really easy to serve him with gladness of our heart as he wants us to, and to come into his presence with singing. I can think of nothing better than to serve him with gladness, to glorify him in all I do, and to sing to the him every chance I get.
 
Prayer:
 
Lord, we love you and serve you with gladness. Shepherd us when we are lost, give us strength when we are weak and hope when we feel hopeless. Regardless of how we may feel moment to moment, we will sing praises to you and will glorify you in all we do. In Jesus holy name we pray, amen.