It is Good!

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praise to the Most High.  It is good to proclaim His unfailing love in the morning, His faithfulness in the evening" (Psalm 92:1-2).

 The Genesis account of creation presents the great pleasure God finds with the creation of His own hands, saying, "God saw that it was good" (Gen 1:12, 18, 21, 25, 31).  Elsewhere, we read that "the heavens proclaim His righteousness" (Psalm 97:6).

 The point is that God is pleased with all that His creation says about Him, for ALL of creation says SOMETHING!  All creation says something glorious, whether the creatures know it or not, whether the voice is of an unintelligible language or not.  Through scientific advancements, such as Asteroseismology (aka "stellar seismology"), we can easily hear this truth from pulsating stars.

 If God finds pleasure in the songs of whales and stars and winds and waves (and anything else we cannot right now hear), then how much more does He find pleasure in our praises!  Of all creation, we human beings are the only creatures who have the capability and freedom to either praise or curse God.  All other creation sings only glorious praises day and night.

 What songs will your heart and soul sing?  Who will they praise?  Will you join with all of creation to sing praises to your Maker?

 Keep these simple thoughts in mind: Nowhere does the Bible say that the quality of your singing voice is what's important; or that the abilities of your artistic expression need to meet the standards of Beethoven or Michelangelo.  Instead, God looks at the heart (1 Sam 16:7) it is the heart of your praises (Psalm 51:17) that matter to God .

 Praise Him with all of your heart...for it is good!

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