Author Jean E. Syswerda in her study Women of the Bible says, "Elizabeth didn't just smile and offer a quiet prayer when Mary arrived. She 'exclaimed' and praised God 'in a loud voice' (1:42). What would have to happen for you to exclaim your praise to God in a loud voice?"
I read this and at first wrote about myself "I don't know." But then I thought about it. Daily I already shout for Jesus but this is my norm. My kids love it and my Sunday School class loves it too. But, what would have to happen for me to do it in an extraordinary way for me?
Here is my answer: the day my almost 13 year old son walks or talks or both -- that would freak me out so much that I might faint then shout to Jesus so loud. I would also have to post a YouTube video of him right away and call everyone I know who would care. Wow, wow, wow....
So, what would it be for you?
What if you started praying for that situation?
Share if you can. I'd love to hear your answers (and I could pray for you too).