Father, I am grateful for this time we have together. It bothers me that I am not as eager as I have been in the past to sit with You. I know that it is me and I’m sure there are many contributing factors. Help me, Father. Flush out all that hinders me and fill me with You! I know there will be times of testing. I am weak in and of myself. My strength is found only in You. In my weakness help me not to fall but to immediately be drawn to You! Amen – so be it!
1 Timothy 6:1-2 (<<click here)
Paul has addressed the relationship between slave and master, or a more contemporary application, between employee and employer, before. But it is a good reminder.
Just about every job has its frustrations and struggles. Things can be going well but it doesn’t take much to throw a wrench into the works. A negative comment, an act of perceived unfairness can bring dissatisfaction. Some of us never seem to be able to escape difficulties on the job.
Lord, many times work is what we make it. Our attitudes contribute greatly to how outside forces impact us. It’s a weird thought but sometimes it seems we have our butterfly nets out and instead of trying to catch butterflies we try, with the utmost of efforts, we try to snatch any negativity that flutters into close proximity. We will even race after it just so we have something to complain about.
Instead we’d be better off being like ducks. Let it rain, let it pour! But all that negativity will just run right off of us!
Lord, help me to work so as to please You. Help me to do my best to encourage others and to be a reflection of You!
Sept 24th, Thurs, 8:38 am