Daily D – Psalm 84:5
Happy are the people whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
PSALM 84:5 (CSB)
Whose lives become roads you travel.
Maybe it has taken you a while to figure this out, but God travels this world in the hearts of people like you and me. When we invite him to take up residence in our lives through repentance and faith, he accompanies us wherever we go, whatever we do.
We are pilgrims who walk with God in his strength.
A WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) bracelet, or the interrogative it represents, is not the best question. It’s a good question, but Jesus never drove in our traffic. Jesus never sat in our school board meetings discussing CRT and face masks. What would Jesus do in such situations?
A better question is, “What would Jesus do if he were me?” How can Jesus bring maximum expression of himself to this world? He does it through us. Listen to John 14:12:
Truly I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. Moving from one Jesus to two billion Jesus followers and counting is evidence that maximum expression has been happening for two millennia and is happening still.
We are ambassadors who live empowered by God to deliver hope and joy.
We have the privilege of representing Jesus wherever we go, whatever we do. We get to bring his mercy and grace, his love and truth to everyone we meet.
Jesus travels this world these days in the hearts of his people. Where will you go today? What will he do through you? How will you allow him to express himself in your conversations and decisions? How will you join him in his work of transformation?
If this feels a bit uncomfortable to embrace fully, go back to the first word in this Bible verse. Happy are those whose strength comes from God. Happy are those who are consciously aware of God’s presence wherever they go, whatever they do.
The happiness journey is walking with Jesus, seeing what he sees and doing what he does.
I will live a happy life on this long walk with Jesus.
Our Father, happiness is your idea. It is your intention. It is evidence of your grace. Thank you for strength to walk through this life seeing what you see and doing what you do. Please take my life and express yourself fully so that billions more may come to know your grace, truth, and happiness. Amen.
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6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 “Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
8 “Would you discredit my justice?
Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
9 Do you have an arm like God’s,
and can your voice thunder like his?
10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor,
and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Unleash the fury of your wrath,
look at all who are proud and bring them low,
12 look at all who are proud and humble them,
crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Bury them all in the dust together;
shroud their faces in the grave.
14 Then I myself will admit to you
that your own right hand can save you
The New International Version (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011), Job 40:6–14.
Job 29:21-25 21 “People listened to me expectantly,
waiting in silence for my counsel.
22 After I had spoken, they spoke no more;
my words fell gently on their ears.
23 They waited for me as for showers
and drank in my words as the spring rain.
24 When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it;
the light of my face was precious to them.
25 I chose the way for them and sat as their chief;
I dwelt as a king among his troops;
I was like one who comforts mourners.