Monday, February 27, 2012

How Loud Are You?

I am, and always will be, a 49er fan.  Whenever I have the opportunity to  go to a game, I have to restrain myself, otherwise I will lose my voice for a few days from excessive screaming and shouting.  It's not just confined to football.  Even though I'm not that big of a baseball fan (if I watch a game of the World Series, then I'm doing good), if I go in person, I am just as liable to lose my voice.  I once went with a group of students to a high school football game.  At first, they just scooted down a few seats.  Then they left me.  All by myself.  Because I was shouting too much for their team.  I was too loud.

Maybe you're not a big sports person.  What is your reaction to seeing your favorite band in person?  How are you when you're down right in front of the stage?  Are you screaming, shouting, singing along to your favorite song at the top of your lungs?

What about when you're worshiping?  Are you loud, passionate and emotional, or are you calm and restrained because you don't want to break some taboo that says you can't fully express yourself to God in worship because other people might hear you?  Just some food for thought, something I've been mulling over personally for a few days.  Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. I generally am not loud during worship, because its hard to scream at the top of your lungs when you're rolling in the aisles. Seriously though, it is very important for me to be genuine in worship. Whether that is loud or quiet, what matters is that your heart is right; and if that means you need to make some other "dignified" people uncomfortable, then so be it.