Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
That 'new song'....it's your song. It isn't a Robin Mark or Jason Upton song....it's a song from your own heart to the heart of the Father. It's about your relationship with Him, and where you are right now in your walk with the Lord. It isn't a borrowed song....it's your song, your lyrics whether they rhyme or not doesn't matter. He just wants to hear from the depths of your heart, like deep calling to deep, the intimate feelings and longings of your own heart towards the lover of your soul.
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD :
"He is good; his love to Israel endures forever."
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy. No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.
Sounds a bit like mayhem; certainly something that would create complaints by members of the local church today. But what a glorious time of celebration I bet it was. The noise was all directed at the Lord, for they were celebrating the building of the house of the Lord!
Do we worship and give praises like that? Do we worship with abandon? Or are we concerned about looking proper?
There is neither right nor wrong when worshiping from the heart. "The sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping" were indistinguishable as everybody gave praise to the Lord in the way that seemed best to them, from their heart.
Let's learn to give our all to the King of Kings. Lets make a joyful noise, even if it isn't on key. It isn't about performance. It's about a heartfelt sacrifice to the Lord.
Question for You: Are you one who sings in the shower, or while driving, or you never sing