The Lord has been speaking to me about worship and praise. I know that He is worthy of our praise because He is God. All that we have comes from Him, so we should praise Him with all that we have--our finances, our time, our lives--our very beings. We must praise Him and worship Him with all our hearts, all our minds, and all our strength. We can praise Him and worship Him by how we live our lives. We can worship Him by our service to Him. And, of course, we can praise Him and worship Him with our mouths. God has given us music for that reason. Music was created by God. It is His gift to us, so it is right that we should use that gift to lift Him up, to glorify His name, to praise Him for all that He is and all that He has done, and to worship Him as the King of kings and Lord of lords.
The Lord God is our strength and our song. He has created us with the ability to use our mouths, our hands, and our hearts to make a joyful noise by using music played and sung for His glory. We must lift our voices and shout and sing His praises. If we don't, if we remain quiet, Jesus tells us that the rocks will cry out His praise. I, for one, don't want to be upstaged by rocks!
Lord, thank You for creating music. Help us to use it always to glorify Your name. May our voices be lifted in Your praise every day of our lives. You are Lord of our lives and deserving of all of our praise. Let our hearts be filled with songs of praise so that our mouths will be filled with sounds that will worship and glorify You and be pleasing to Your ears. In Jesus' name. Amen!