Martha Munizzi’s new CD “Make It Loud” recently released. I had the privilege, along with many others, to attend the live recording. During that incredible worship service God spoke to me and began to challenge me personally. I love how God doesn’t leave us where we are in any area of our life. He continues to change us, rearrange us, move us, challenge us and grow us. He began to ask me questions during this time: What are you doing to make Me big and loud? What are you doing to make My forgiveness loud? What are you doing to make My mercy and grace loud?
My answers were not BIG enough. I was not taking advantage of the opportunities in front of me to make God BIG to others in my life that do not know Him. I was going to the grocery store, shopping at the mall, and talking to neighbors without making God BIG and LOUD. God responded with, “What are you going to do then?” My heart’s cry is to make a difference for God’s Kingdom; to bring people to the one and only answer, God. I chose that night to make a conscience effort to make God LOUD to my world. The things that I am doing are so simple and easy to so many people, but for me it is a challenge. I began to notice and truly pay attention to the cashier when I am checking out at a store. I try to pay attention to their demeanor and ask how they are doing and try to offer some truth about God. I am doing my best to open my “spiritual” ears to hear God speaking in the midst of life to know who He desires for me to minister His love and forgiveness.
I have to make a conscience effort to live this way. It is so easy for me to get up every day and spend my time with God praying, worshipping and reading the Bible then leave and live my life. It is so easy to get engulfed in my life, my responsibilities, my ministry, my kids, etc. None of it is mine anyway, it is ALL God’s. I am just a steward of the things and people He has entrusted to me.
God has given me a burden for women and girls enslaved in human sex trafficking and teenage mothers. I really didn’t know what to do with this. As I have prayed and God has placed me in contact with others I am ready to step out like I talked about earlier. It doesn’t have to be perfect, God just wants me to step. I will share more about all of the details later, but it involves purses, parties, and giving. I am excited about what God wants to do in His world where He has placed me. He is refining me daily. For that I am so thankful!
I am thankful for worship leaders like Martha who are not afraid to “Make It Loud”. She stepped out and did what God was telling her to do and because of that others like me will do the same thing. I decided to purchase the “Make It Loud” bracelet from her website. I wanted to have it and wear it as a reminder to me to make God’s love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness LOUD!
How are you making God LOUD to others around you?
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