Have You Joined God’s choir?

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness:
come before his presence with singing. Psalm 100:1-2 King James Version

Many years ago, I wanted to sing for Jesus so I joined a church choir. I went to choir rehearsal the next Wednesday night after prayer meeting was over. Ten minutes after we had started practicing the choir director told me that I couldn’t be in the choir because I couldn’t sing. The director said “If I let you sing in the choir, you will make others sing off key”. What the director said to me not only hurt me; it also made me afraid to sing with the congregation. Even today, I am reluctant to sing out loud at home and I live by myself.

I am just like everyone else. I love to hear a choir singing with beautiful voices that draw people to Jesus. I also know it’s necessary to have people singing in the choir who can carry a tune. However, it is very important that we don’t discourage someone from serving Jesus. Yes, the choir director was right to tell me that I was singing off key but had the director said to me “You may not be able to sing in the choir but I know that God has something else for you to do for Him” I don’t think I would have been so devastated.

Our Scripture verse tells us to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord”. When I am singing, I may not be singing on key but it is not only a joyful noise to Jesus, it is also music to His heart because He knows how much I love Him. If someone has told you that you can’t sing and won’t let you join the choir, don’t be discouraged like I was. Lift up your heart to Jesus and start singing and praising Him. Even if you are singing off key, it is music to His ears and heart. Have you joined God’s choir?

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