Friday, May 17, 2013

{Five Minute Friday}: SONG

{Five Minute Friday} AWESOME Song

So last week, for the first time ever, I linked up with Lisa Jo and did a Five Minute Friday post.

I liked it so much that here I am again, on Friday, writing for 5 minutes!


So I have a thing about the word, "awesome".  I think it's a word that our society WAAAAAY over uses, and I'm not even sure people know what it really means when they do use it.

If you click here, you'll see the first definition of "Awesome" means:
inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fearcausing or inducing awean awesome sight.

Is there anything in existence that should cause this "overwhelming feeling of reverence" or "admiration" more than God himself {and all His creation, of course}?

 I started to notice the "awesome" trend a few years ago...
teachers use it to encourage students...
parents use it to encourage their kids...
we say it when we get really good news...
we just say it because sometimes we don't know what else to say when someone shares something THEY are excited about, and maybe we aren't :-)

But aren't there other words we can use?
How about amazing, terrific, fantastic, fabulous, great?
I could go on...

Every once in a while {and I mean less than once a month, truly}, I still catch myself using it in one of the above ways.  But I have taught myself and my kids to use it only in reference to God and His doings rather than everyday human things.

I know someone will probably argue that everyday human things are also "awesome" because they all come from Him.

I see your point; trust me, I do.

But isn't it the heart behind the speech that really matters?
If we KNOW that we are using the word "awesome" in reverence to Him and all of His greatness, doesn't that set us apart from others who use it differently?

And I think that the way we hear, think, and speak the word "awesome" {in our hearts AND from our mouths} is a beautiful song to sing to our Lord.

Don't you?



  1. My roommate in college (who is now my sister-in-law, by the way) broke me of the habit of saying awesome by countering every time, "no it's not!" Straight faced. Irritating! After a while though I got her point and when I did use the word awesome for God she agreed loudly. Thanks! Beth

  2. I tend to agree that awesome describes the majesty of Jesus so well! But even this word in reference to God can be used with a heart that is far away from Him. I think the heart behind the word is much more important.
    Blessings from FMF

  3. Awesome post! LOL... just kidding! I agree. It is often overused- by myself as well! HE is so awesome that using the word for things such as the weather almost cheapens it when used to describe our Father! Thanks for the great words!
    Be blessed!

  4. I know what you mean about "awesome" - it IS way overused. Another one way overused is "perfect". That one is a pet peeve of mine!