Make a joyful noise into the Lord all ye lands. Psalm 100:1
It is a noisy world! Noisy with a lot of arguing, condemning, fretting, weeping, boasting, carousing, etc.
But another kind of noise should be rising from God's people: JOY! This is because His Spirit has opened our eyes to the great works of God! He is our marvelous Creator! He also is our faithful Provider, in this world and for eternity!
Let us sing when we are happy. And let us praise Him even when we don't feel like it, because we are reminding ourselves that His goodness will soon manifest itself to us again!
Let's make it a habit to be emitting some level of "joyful noise", almost every minute.
Years ago a seminary student had a part time job sweeping the halls of his school. He regularly refreshed his own soul by singing praise to God during that boring task. He later found out that lots of other people got a spiritual lift whenever they passed by!
I hope that my friends will always hear me coming, even before they see me, through my own grateful noise!