Read: Psalm 24:1-2 (CEB)
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD’s
and everything in it,
the world and its inhabitants too.
2 Because God is the one
who established it on the seas;
God set it firmly on the waters.
Tuesday morning. For most it is first day back to ‘normal’.
A great day to reflect on the past days of Christmas and look forward. Our Bible passage for today is not specifically Christmas orientated but does speak of a single truth that may help as work invades once more.
The Bible is quite clear, the earth is the Lord’s, he made it, therefore it is his.The coming of Jesus is a huge exclamation point on these verses. Rob Bell added to this thought as several others like it when he said,
The Earth is filled with the Glory of God, He never has to turn up, we have to notice Him
We need to continue to reawaken our minds to notice God. Jesus asks us to follow Him in everything we do. Be it work, marriage, parenting, shopping or any other task. It is the same question to a cleaner, a government official, a full time mum/dad or to those who work in an office.
Jesus asks us to follow him, to be Him in the places we live, the homes we visit, in the shops we use and especially in the places we work.
Let us make today count. The earth is the LORD’s and everything in it.
Father, I thank you for my work, especially in this time.
Open my eyes today that I might see you at work.
Show me where you are at work in my colleagues lives,
That I may be a blessing to them and serve them.
May I stay awake to your presence with me today.
Bless those who I work with, those I like and those I struggle with.
May I be your grace and peace to them.
May I through your strength,
Put away all gossip, bitterness and anger
So, that I may be able to see you face in all that I meet.
Holy Spirit speak through me today,
Be in every conversation that I have
May I be a true and faithful witness to you at work today. Teach me to take risks for your mission.
In Jesus’ name