Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tiny Truth's Thursday...."Hollering" for Jesus

This Thursday I am bringing out an old post...just cause I can...and because I love this story about my then 5 year old son Charlie. This is a story about "hollering" and not for pigs people.....for JESUS!

Psalm 98:4 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

Psalm 100:1 A Psalm of Thanksgiving. Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!

Psalm 95:1 Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

A few years ago Charlie started to come into “Big Church” on Sunday nights. The first year he slept through most of the sermons but on occasion he would stay awake. Sometimes he still falls asleep and will occasionally snore (loudly)...much to his father's horror!

One evening we were especially excited about the evening service because Ric was preaching. I told Charlie that he was going to get to hear his daddy preach for the first time that night. Charlie had a puzzled look on his face and asked me really seriously, “Mommy, does Daddy "holler" for Jesus?” I kinda giggled and said “What?” He asked me again “Does Daddy "holler" for Jesus?” I once again giggled and said “Charlie, what do you mean?” He said “you know, like Bro Mike(our former pastor)…does he "HOLLER" (imagine him raising his voice really loud) for Jesus?” Well I about fell out. It was so funny. He knew Bro. Mike liked to get loud and he wanted to know if his daddy did that too. “I looked at Charlie and told him, “Yes son, your Daddy "hollers" for Jesus, but in a different way.” You see Ric might not get loud when he preaches, but his life "hollers" for Christ. We certainly don't have to scream Jesus verbally...our lives should live it out loud for us!

Well it got me thinking.. do I "holler" for Jesus? The scripture shows us that we are to SHOUT for Him. "Holler" is southern for shout, right? Our lives, if we are a follower of Christ, should scream...shout...holler who we are in allegiance to. In our society everyone is vocal about who they follow...whether on twitter...facebook...if they are a fan of a football team, celebrities, name it, and someone is vocal about following it. Our lives as Christians should be noticeably following Christ.

I looked at my life and wondered if my son could ask me if I "hollered" for Jesus. I pray that my life would be one that did shout and sing praises. One that was unashamed at my allegiance to Christ. One of my favorite songs talks about Shouting, a.k.a. "Hollering"…

Shout to the Lord

All the Earth

Let us sing

Power and Majesty

Praise to the King

Mountains bow down

The sea will roar

At the sound of Your NAME

May our lives "HOLLER" for Jesus

Tiny Truth's for This Thursday~

~ Kid's are going to sleep in church (snoring is optional)

~ Bro Mike was definitely a man who hollered for more ways than one:)

~ My life should shout who I am in allegiance to

~ "Holler" is the southern word for Shout

~ That my son (when he was 5) hears what is being said around him...whether it is loud or quiet


Free Blog Makeovers (Adori Graphics) said...

LOL that's such a sweet story - and I really love that of my favourites!

Just doing some blog hopping and hopped in :)

Take care

Louise x

Calley said...

I've just given you a bloggy award! Go check it out! XOXO Calley

Gena said...

So nice to meet you. I am dropping by after seeing that The Eco Chic passed an award to you. I can see why. That story was well worth the visiit. We all need to "Holler" a little bit more. I also love that song!

Shannon said...

Hahaha! What a sweet story. Too cute. That is one of my favorite songs of all time too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)