You Make Me Wanna Shout // Tuesday, October 28
Posted: Tuesday, October 28
Verse of the day:
Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
God wants us to shout? Really? Certainly this can’t be right. I grew up in a well-mannered, well-educated, wonderfully middle class American family. Shouting is rude. We were only taught to yell under two circumstances: physical harm and sporting events. Physical harm AT a sporting event was the solar eclipse of appropriate yelling.
That, and of course, ice cream. (you scream, i . . .)
Scripture offers us a far better occasion for shouting.
“Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them.” Psalm 5:11
“Shout for joy all you upright in heart!” Psalm 32:11
“Play skillfully with a shout of joy.” Psalm 35:27
“Let them shout for joy and be glad.” Psalm 35:27
Shout for joy! That’s right: JOY! Let your heart be filled with joy, and then, let your voice explode with a shout that cannot be contained. That’s right. I dare you. Find an occasion this week to shout. Shout for joy!
Pastor Dan Wootton // Worship & Music Pastor