Webster's Dictionary defines famous as: Known about by many people.
Jay leno once said "you're not famous until my mother has heard of you." (LOL)
so, when you think of famous people, who comes to mind?
usually it's the celebrities and sports stars who have been in the limelight-and they are the ones that have most often been in a lot of trouble.
society today seems to take much interest in being famous.
social media now has "influencers" who are basically everyday people that have risen to stardom through having thousands of followers on their post and those followers idolize them because the influencer tells them what to do, how to act, what products to use, etc. --IN A NUTSHELL--HOW TO BE JUST LIKE THEM.
BEING UNIQUE IS THROWN OUT THE DOOR.
COPYCAT CITY FOLLOWS.
YOU ARE NOW AN AVATAR OF THAT INFLUENCER.
THEY WILL REMAKE AND MOLD YOU INTO THEIR IMAGE
AND YOU WILL MAKE THEM FAMOUS BY TELLING OTHERS OF WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR YOU-WHICH IS _______??
I WAS READING IN PSALM 34:3-5 TODAY ABOUT GOD'S GOODNESS TO kING DAVID--YES, HE IS PRETTY MUCH A CELEBRITY OF THE BIBLE.
MOST KNOW THE STORY BUT HERE IS A QUICK RECAP:
DAVID WAS A SHEPARD BOY WHO KILLED THE ENEMY GIANT GOLIATH.
DAVID HAD TO RELY ON GOD FOR DELIVERANCE WHEN THE CURRENT KING OF ISRAEL BECAME JEALOUS AND WANTED TO KILL HIM.
DAVID BECAME KING OF ISRAEL.
DAVID LOVED GOD AND HELPED TO EXPAND CHRISTIANITY IN HIS KINGDOM.
DAVID FELL AWAY FROM GOD AND HAD AN AFFAIR WITH BATHSHEEBA AND SHE BECAME PREGNANT.
DAVID PLOTTED AND KILLED BATHSHEEBAS HUSBAND.
DAVIDS CHILD DIED.
DAVID FELL ON HIS FACE BEFORE HIS GOD AND CRIED OUT FOR FORGIVENESS.
GOD DELIVERED AND WASHED HIM CLEAN.
LATER, DAVID HAD A CHILD, SOLOMON, WHO WAS THE TOUTED AS THE "WISEST MAN WHO EVER LIVED."
(IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH YOUR TIME TO READ THE FULL LIFE STORY OF DAVID)
SO, HERE'S WHERE I AM GOING WITH ALL OF THIS.
IN VERSE 3 OF THAT PSALM, IT SAYS
"jOIN ME EVERYONE, LET'S PRAISE THE LORD TOGETHER.
lET'S MAKE HIM FAMOUS!"
SINCE WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY DEFINES FAMOUS AS BEING KNOWN ABOUT BY MANY PEOPLE,
PUTTING THAT INTO DAVID'S CALL TO ACTION MEANS:
"COME ON, LET'S WORSHIP GOD AS ONE, lET'S TELL PEOPLE WHAT GOD WANTS THEM TO DO, HOW TO ACT, HOW THE BIBLE IS A "PRODUCT" THAT WILL HELP THEM, THIS WAY THEY CAN LEARN TO BE LIKE HIM.
WE WILL BE OUR SAVIOR'S INFLUENCERS".
WHY DO I WANT TO MAKE MY GOD FAMOUS?
BECAUSE JUST LIKE DAVID SAID IN VERSE 1 OF PSALM 34
"lORD, i AM BURSTING WITH JOY OVER WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR ME!"
GOD IS GOOD-
PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT.
THEY NEED TO KNOW HE HEALS.
THEY NEED TO KNOW HE FORGIVES.
THEY NEED TO KNOW HE LOVES THEM.
MAKING GOD FAMOUS IS LIVING FOR HIM.
AND LIKE JAY LENO SAID "YOU AREN'T FAMOUS UNTIL MY MOTHER HAS HEARD OF YOU", WELL, IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN THEN YOUR JOB IS TO MAKE SURE SHE AND EVERYONE IN YOUR SPHERE HAS HEARD OF THE MOST FAMOUS INFLUENCER OF ALL TIME--JESUS.