When to be Loud!

Speaking with a megaphone

The most common use of the word loud is for a high or strong volume of sound, but that is not the only application. We also use loud to describe some colours, the ones that we think are bold, brash and vibrant. In a similar way we may say someone has a loud personality, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are always noisy, but that they are flamboyant, attracting attention, and very noticeable.

And when to be quiet!

From the tone of my writing you may have gathered that I am more naturally a quiet, reflective person – particularly first thing in the morning!

When to be loud!
When to be loud!

I’m on the same page as the writer of this proverb. In the morning I prefer peace and quiet. While I have my first cup of coffee, there is an invisible ‘do not disturb’ sign on my forehead. Just because I am up and functioning, does not mean that I am fully awake. It takes time before I am able to engage and start responding…

Be who God created you to be, loud or quiet!

We all have our own personality type which are equally valued and accepted in God’s sight. He made each one of us uniquely. In creation we see the loud and flamboyant, the small and exquisite, the ordinary but essential, and each has their value and their place.

I am trying to embrace the loud. It doesn’t come naturally, so for me, it is easier at some times and places, than at others!

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Psalm 98:4

More than anything else, let us each in our own way, make a joyful noise to the Lord in praise and worship today! Will you join me?

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday writing community link-up, where we write for five minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s word is ‘loud’.

Some of the other link-ups I join can be found here

13 thoughts on “When to be Loud!

  1. I also love the quiet time of early morning. Even now, as I read your blog, I’m the only one up, coffee beside me, slowly waking up and taking in the possibilities of this day. Yes, I WILL join you today in praising the Lord!

    1. I love your response, mirrors my own slowly waking and taking in the possibilities of the day, and letting God speak before my mind starts to fill with ‘busyness’. Thank you for commenting – blessings on your day (it’s 2pm in the afternoon here 🙂 )

  2. Well, before the cancer…
    I could never be mistaken
    for a quiet, thoughtful bloke;
    I’ve been leaving this world shaken
    since from womb-sleep I was woke.
    Reticence ain’t in the picture
    meditative’s kind of ‘what?”
    reflective is a needless stricture,
    and I kick ‘retiring’ in the butt.
    The rugby pitch is my address
    family’s mates in the club,
    though sometimes I can be in durance
    for my actions in a pub;
    not that I’m a drunken bum,
    but I’ll just be having too much fun.

  3. It takes me time to ‘wake up’ as well so this post brought a smile to my face – it seemed as if you were talking about me 🙂 Yes, if I’m to be loud, let it be in praising God.

  4. “If I am going to be loud, then more than anything else, let me be loud today in praising the Lord!” I love this. My natural volume is definitely loud. I can’t tell you how many times my husband has asked me, “Why are you yelling?” Oh, I was yelling? But as this proverb alludes, there is a peace in the morning that is unlike anything else the rest of the day. I regularly enjoy that fleeting moment when I have coffee and Jesus, and for just that minute, everything is right. I think I’ll go have another cup. =)

    Amie, FMF #14

  5. I enjoyed reading your post, and that you pointed out that not only sound can be loud. Colors can be as well. I hadn’t thought of that.

  6. I am right there with you when it comes to enjoying my morning coffee in peace! That Proverb always makes me smile. 🙂 I’m not a very loud person but I hope that I can be “loud” in my soul when I am praising the Lord.

    Annie FMF#18

  7. Not that I am loud in the morning…but oh I need/want/get cranky without the quiet in the evenings! I’m still up and (somewhat) functioning the later it gets – but I have that same sign on my forehead!!:)

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