Shout to God

So the people shouted, and the priests blew the trumpets. It happened, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.                      Joshua 6:20 (WEB)

There have been times that I pray and pray and pray about a situation or for a specific person and time seems to drag on and on and I wonder if God is going to answer. Then I remember how faithful God is and I know that He will answer, but when???

Peter tells me that God isn’t slow but His timing is not like how I think of time. I get that. God is about eternity so what does one hour or one day mean?

I read a word from J. Lee Grady who writes for Charisma magazine. I hope you will take time today to go to this link and read what he has to say about shouting to God. Some of you may have never raised your voice to God. Maybe you think that isn’t something that you should do and you wouldn’t think about doing it much less actually do it! I hope you have never had anything happen in your life that warrants shouting at God. I have. I can promise you that you can shout at God – and live to tell the story.

Shouting isn’t about volume as in decibels but it is about the volume of your desperation. The stories of volume that I read in Scripture seems to agree with that. So back to my first paragraph – I am praying. I am believing that God is faithful. Am I desperate? Because when I am desperate I know that God is power and love and trustworthy. Yup, worthy of my trust. I am shouting what I know and believe.

Go now and read Grady’s words. Then get quiet with God – let the shouting begin!

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