DIG for Monday the 28th of September…..you may not be able to play the harp, but you can worship…..Psalm 100 v 1 and 2

Worship is a useful tool against the enemy and as a means of rejoicing.

Anyone can worship and it can be done anywhere.

You do not need a worship band with good musicians and other believers; it can be a solo occupation done anywhere.

Yes, David used his musical skills to comfort Saul and release him from bondage (1 Samuel 16 v 23).

Most of us cannot play the harp, but we can make a joyful noise, we can serve the Lord and we can sing in His presence (Psalm 100 v 1 and 2).

Whether we worship or not is a choice.

Sitting by the sea watching the sunset (it was awesome last night up here in the north of Scotland) and gasping in amazement is an act of worship.

Singing along to your favourite cd (like Charlie and Jill LeBlanc’s “Simply Worship”) is an act of worship; I could easily be listening to something else at the moment, but I have chosen to listen to worship music.

Speaking out in tongues and in prayer is an act of worship.

Even sitting quietly in prayer and meditation, focussing on Jesus is an act of worship.

All the above are acts of will, and we have to choose to do them; we can all worship if we choose to.

And when we worship we are resisting the devil and submitting to God and is part of the process of seeing the devil flee from us (James 4 v 7).

Make a good choice this morning and make the choice to worship.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I can worship you whenever and wherever I want”.

Psalm 100 v 1 and 2…..Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing


DIG for Friday the 2nd of May…..sing, sing, sing; and make an ear splitting noise…..Psalm 100 v 1 and 2

My wife reckons that I have got what she calls “singing Tourette’s”; I am known to just start singing out anywhere (one day she found me in Asda because she heard me singing), but especially around the house.

Sometimes I just cannot stop my self from singing out about the Lord and His goodness, and it is generally quite loud.

That is why I love Psalm 100; it gives me a Biblical basis for my noisy behaviour!

Serving the Lord is supposed to be a joyful experience, including singing and making a joyful noise unto Him (Psalm 100 v 1).

I love to worship and love to see fellow believers worship, and I love to hear a joyful noise.

The Hebrew phrase “joyful noise” is very interesting, and figuratively means to “split the ears with sound”; it is translated in other places as shout, noise, alarm and cry.

Hallelujah, our worship and our singing are meant to be loud like a cry of alarm!

Our singing to the Lord is not meant to be quiet and timid, but rather like a roar, proclaiming His goodness, mercy, love and grace.

We are to serve Him and sing with gladness as we come before Him in praise, worship and adoration (Psalm 100 v 2).

This is further highlighted by the Hebrew word for singing in verse 2; it means a “shout for joy”.

I think I will see my worship in a slightly different way on Sunday and going forward; if you are in the same service as me from now on maybe you should not stand in front of me!

Maybe you could meditate on these verses before you next move into a time of worship with the Lord.

Let’s all aim to split some ears with our adoration and shout for joy!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus and thank you that we can worship Him in song and with a joyful noise”.

Psalm 100 v 1 and 2…..Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come into his presence with singing