Psalm 150: 4-6 (KJV): “Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”
COMMENTARY: I picked up my first pair of drumsticks at age seven during a summer music camp in Somerset, New Jersey. I don’t remember exactly why I selected drums instead of another musical instrument, but drums were the one and only instrument I wanted to try. Perhaps it goes back to the toy drum I had been given for Christmas a few years before.
That day, “Drew the Drummer” was born and I’ve never looked back. Drumming has played a huge role in who I am, what I’ve done, where I’ve gone, my career path, my business, my service to and worship of the Lord. Of course, I didn’t know that back when I was seven years old. It was just one baby step forward in what became a lifetime journey.
Inside the shells of each of my drums is the date these drums were manufactured: March 18, 1971. I’ve been playing this drum set since I was a teenager, and I still play it on Sunday mornings as the percussionist in my church’s praise band.
APPLICATION: There’s no logical reason why a drum manufacturer would stamp the birth date on a drum. It doesn’t change the quality of the sound. It’s not for show, since no one can see the birth date hidden inside the shell. However, there’s just something intrinsically “fun” about it!
Which leads me to the point of today’s devotion. God is the ultimate Creator. You are made in His image. You have His Spirit living within you. Be sensitive to the voice of the Lord on how you can add fun touches to make your job, your work environment, your products or services more creative, innovative, fun, interesting, and rewarding. There’s only one you, so show some God-inspired personality!
For Further Exploration
For further exploration about Psalm 107:28 (KJV), read God Undergirds All Work and Productivity (Psalm 107) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.