"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners."
I come from a family of all girls- 1 older sister and 2 younger twin sisters. So, once you have met me or gotten to know me you quickly hear about my sisters, especially my younger ones- Hannah and Kayla. They’re 11 1/2 and already way cooler, smarter and surer of themselves than I ever was at that age. Most of all is their amazing love for the Lord. If you ever get the joy of meeting them, then you will not only see but also hear the love of Jesus in all they do. One of their favorite things to do when they first meet someone is to ask them if they know Jesus. They let God shine through by making the most of every encounter in their lives, and are not afraid to share their faith with anyone who will listen.
Reading this book- God in the Marketplace- this season this is what I am coming to learn more and more- that we have make the most of every encounter with the people around us, and yes that means even at our jobs, It’s so easy to get caught up in our own daily tasks and problems at work, that we forget that we have spiritual work to do, too- “to proclaim the good news“, “to proclaim freedom“. Although life may not be like it was in the time of Isaiah-with the oppression of Babylon and the fall of Jerusalem- he still knew that it was up to those who knew God to share His love and salvation wherever they may be. At our jobs people may not be in physical captivity, but I’m sure they are facing stress, depression, or captivity from sin. You could the spark that brings them to God.
So, like Isaiah and my sisters- Hannah and Kayla remember to make the most of the encounters in your everyday life. Ask God and the Holy Spirit to guide your heart towards those in need of His love. Sometimes we may feel that what we do may not make difference, but something as small as listening to a co-worker’s problem, letting someone know you’re praying for them, or inviting them to church goes a long way. Remember that God will use anything you give Him for good if your heart is in the right place.
Madison Fraine moved to the Brooklyn almost 7 years ago to pursue her love of fashion and art. She has been a member of The Journey Church since 2012 and is an active on the Worship Arts team as vocalist. She still hopes to be as cool as her little sisters 🙂