“How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.”
I am beginning to realize it’s more about God and less about me. We tend to view the market place as no place to spread the love of Jesus because of fear, rejection or judgment. All the fear can be taken away by the One where fear can not stand. When we delight in the Lord, we lose sight of ourselves and our focus is more on Jesus. Our opinion of ourselves is not based on what others say, but on how God sees our souls. Culture’s viewpoint of the market place is where we put our work on display, our ideas, our accomplishments and we slowly lose sight of what truly matters. Soon God is squeezed out of our work environment where he should’ve been front and center. This can become true in any industry, not just the marketplace, but we must fight back. In a world that is focused on uplifting ourselves, we must die to ourselves and take up the cross.
In Psalm 111:2-3 the whole verse is centered around the magnificent glory of God. “How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them. Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. His righteousness never fails.” This is a Psalm of praise, of glory and of admiration. When we fully begin to delight in the ways of the Lord the only logical reaction is to be in awe of His great majesty. We begin to fall in love with the one who first loved us. Our heart, mind and soul is molded into a heart that wants to spread the love of Jesus. The love we feel from our creator triumphs any initial rejection we may receive from humans, but we still press on. I personally work within the fashion industry and I see such a desperate need for Jesus. I see people who can have eternal happiness through Jesus and I desperately want that for them. The happiness Jesus brings is a joy that nothing in this world can take. As I continue to grow closer and closer to Jesus I begin to ponder all his amazing deeds and see how Jesus can be shown through my life. In an industry where the majority of religion is fashion itself, I am determined Jesus will shine his light through the darkness, but it starts with us. We are his disciples and we must be willing to spread His love.
Our actions speak louder than our words and we are to be in complete alignment with what we believe and how we live our lives. Everybody is searching for the answer that will satisfy their unending yearning that nothing of this world can fill and the solution is Jesus. A personal relationship with our creator is something worth celebrating! We begin to delight in his ways because everything he does reveals his glory and majesty. Our God is a God who hears our cries and mends our hearts. He knows us individual and has a direction for each of us. We are placed in specific industries to bring others to know the joy and peace we have found in Jesus. It is not our responsibility to change people, it’s God’s. Our part is to communicate love and approval. I challenge you today to pray and ask God for opportunities to lead others to Jesus and for the strength and peace to share your faith. When we experience the presence of the Lord we can’t help but spread God’s love, it’s not weird it’s just too magnificent to keep to ourselves!