Writing on Five Minute Friday’s prompt “Loud” —
Screaming women speakers and ranting raving preachers grate on my nerves like fingernails on chalkboard and I want to run out of the place and escape.
I prefer the quiet spots and moments in them, where I can hear His still small voice.
And yet I get up in the morning and read “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands!” And all lands making a joyful NOISE must be hugely loud.
Then I check out the concordance and find that Revelation repeats the word “loud” 22 times! That’s as many occurrences as chapters in the book!
So I guess there’s a time to every purpose both under and in heaven — and that includes the mighty roar of praise — and the louder, the better!
More reasons why I should praise Him (loudly?):
48 – He is the Rock of our Salvation (Ps 95:1)
49 – He is a great God (Ps 95:3)
50 – He is a great King above all gods (Ps 95:3)
51 – In His hand are the deep places of the earth (Ps 95:4)
52 – The strength of the hills is His (Ps 95:4)
53 – The sea is His (Ps 95:5)
54 – He made it (the sea) (Ps 95:5)
55 – His hands formed the dry land (Ps 95:5)
56 – He is our Maker (Ps 95:6)
57 – The Psalms invite us to worship and bow down before Him (Ps 95:6)
58 – He is our own God (Ps 95:7)
59 – We are the people of His pasture, the sheep of His own hand (We belong to Him as His own flock) (Ps 95:7)
60 – He is grieved when His people go astray from Him in their heart (Ps 95:10)
61 – His grief becomes wrath declaring that they shall not enter His rest (Ps 95:11)
62 – He reigns over all (Ps 97:1)