#10 To Speak, or not to speak...

Only a short post today. Just a thought really. I’m thinking about picking up the metaphorical microphone pretty soon and trying a bit of spoken word. I love all of the stuff that people like P4CM do, and alongside that, I can appreciate that sometimes, listening to/watching something can be more appealing than reading a 700 word ramble.

But thinking even slightly beyond that…Quite often I’m happy to write about my love for God, His love for me. To be honest I’m quite happy to write about any note-worthy thoughts I might have. But I’m usually less quick to speak my love, to declare it. The Word is clear that God declares His for me:

The Lord your God is in your midst,

a mighty one who will save;

he will rejoice over you with gladness;

he will quiet you by his love;

he will exult over you with loud singing.”

(Zephaniah 3:17)

If God can sing about His love for me, I should definitely be able to open my mouth and utter some words of thanks and praise for Him outside of the four walls of church or the pages of my plethora of journals. Not whispered thanks when something goes my way, but declarative praise!

And so, why not spoken word? I am a drama teacher after all. I think I’ll simply try vocalising poetry at first. It might fail horribly, and if it does, it won’t get published. Trust me. But who knows, I might be onto something…