*Drip. Drop.* The rain has left remnants of its visit. Deep lakes are disturbing my regular path. Our group tiptoes around the puddles, so as not to get wet.
But the child in me wants to JUMP right in and SPLASH a rainfall of my own.
Society says no...
The crowd is quiet in a hall, not daring to speak up against a wrong. I long to scream at the top of my lungs.
The crowd says no...
This *isn't* what God calls us to be! We are supposed to be loud for Him! He doesn't call us to be a bunch of indifferent lemmings.... why do we follow society's standards? Why do we not speak our hearts, and only say what the crowd has taught us?
"Shout, and sing for joy!" -Isaiah 12:6
"Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you." -Deuteronomy 31:6
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men..." -Colossians 3:23
"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."- Romans 12:2
Let's live these words this week, and SHOUT for our Lord! :)