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Shout it From the Mountain tops?

Earlier this month I was watching the news.  One of the stories was about a man in Fort Worth, TX who went to the top of a billboard sign, stripped naked and commenced to shouting out complaints.

I stood in the doorway of my kitchen, gaping at the TV with my mouth wide opened, as police officers tried to coax the man down.   I said to my husband, “If he wanted attention he definitely got it!”  I thought about this man a few hours after I saw the report on T.V., wondering what possessed him to do what he did.  What was so important that he had to strip naked to get his point across, to get people to listen to him?  I laughed as I thought of different scenarios for his rash behavior.  Then I asked myself:

Aren’t you glad God doesn’t do that to you?

What if:  Every time you sinned against God, ignored His voice and instruction, disobeyed His word, doubted His ability, dismissed His promises, or missed the mark; what if each time, He went atop the highest mountain and began to complain about how inadequate and unworthy you were, just to get your attention, to make you do right?.  Can’t you see people gathering at the bottom of the mountain with their hands on their hips, shaking their head pitifully as they said, “Um, um, um, DiAnne Malone is up to her old tricks again.”  I know if it were me, God would probably never come down from the mountain.  Seems as if I’m always doing something.

But God doesn’t do that to us.  He is so gracious and merciful.  He doesn’t uncover all of our indiscretions and tell all of our nasty little secrets every time we screw up a plan he has for our lives.  He doesn’t shout it from the roof tops when we talk after He says “Be Quiet Beloved.”  If anyone should be shouting from the mountain tops it should be us.

What would you shout from the mountain tops as a thankful gesture for what God DIDN’T shout from the roof tops about us?  How about one long drawn out Thaaaaank Yaaaa!  Not just because He doesn’t uncover us, complain about us, or expose us.  Oh no, that’s not enough.  We should shout Hallelujah, that in spite of our silly little selves, He’s still so awesomely good to us.  He is so good that it doesn’t make any sense.  What is man that God is mindful of us?  And yet, He crowns us with glory and honor and covers us with His robes of righteousness, even when we do things that make Him want to scream.

So every time you pass a billboard, a high hill, mountain, or even a roof top, be thankful God is not standing up there calling you out.  You know He could if He wanted to.  But He loves us so much He continues to renew His mercies toward us every single day.

Shouting Thank Yaaaa!

DiAnne Malone

Published inHer Light

12 Comments

  1. A great gift to ourselves is self-awareness so that we don’t have to worry about being put on blast in order to make the necessary changes. God is a patient confidant!

    Good night……………..

  2. Linda Daniels Linda Daniels

    Wow! I am glad God didn’t expose my sins. He just died for my
    sins, so I wouldn’t have to strip naked for all the world to see.
    Because all God knew and he died to wash those sins away. Now, I
    am striving each day to keep those sins out of my life.

    Love you girl! Continue to minister to our souls.

    Linda Daniels

  3. Phyllis Martin Phyllis Martin

    Thank you, I missed you

  4. DARREN CARTER DARREN CARTER

    WONDERFULLY STATED,IT IS COMMENTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE THAT KEEPS GOD’S PEOPLE IN TUNE WITH WHO HE IS,AND HOW MAN SHOULD ALSO TREAT HIS BROTHEREN.THANK YOU DIANE,[CHRISTIANS], THE ADJECTIVE OF CHRIST.WE ARE TO BE CHRIST LIKE,THANK YOU!!!

  5. DARREN CARTER DARREN CARTER

    MISQOTED CHRISTIANITY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE WORD USED, SOMEONE THAT IS A ENGLISH MAJOR. CHRISTIANITY THE ADJECTVE OF CHRIST!!1

  6. I am so glad God is not shouting about my mistakes. Thank You, Lord. You are mighty and awesome. Thank you!

    Another good one, Di.
    Z

  7. pat h-jones pat h-jones

    Good evening all,
    Know you know that I’m so Glad Man didn’t make me. That scenerio was on target. I’m very thanking to God that He is so merciful. I can’t imagine my life without Him. I am determined to be a better servant for GOD. Thank you so much Mrs. Malone

  8. pat h-jones pat h-jones

    I should have put my spell check on. Sorry. God is an awesome God. Every time I look around, He keeps on blessing me. Thannnnnk you so much Jesus for just being you Lord.

  9. Oh how grateful I am that God does not tell about our shortcomings, He would not have enough time to hear our prayers, I am only speaking for my self. I thank him everyday for not shouting out my name when He know that I have done wrong. I Thank Him for his mercy that he shows me everyday of my life. Thanks Di for reminding me of his gracious love he shows us.

    Love, Peace, Joy, and Happiness.

  10. Hey, I found your blog while looking for a picture of someone shouting from a mountain top for a post I have written on my blog. I am so grateful I ran across it. I am going to post a link to your blog on mine. If you do not want it on there, please contact me and I will remove it. I am also using the graphic, but will attribute it to your blog. Thank you for sharing what God is doing in your life!

  11. Rhonda Lambert Treadwell Rhonda Lambert Treadwell

    Sister D,
    Thanks so much for inviting me. God Bless you for this one!
    Sincerely

  12. I stumbled across this post looking for an image of a mountain top actually, but really enjoyed this post. Thanks for the perspective!

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