Father, I am so blessed to be called Your child. May I never take Your love for me for granted – it is way too precious to do so. May I never be content with where I find myself. May I ever be moving forward and upward, striving to be more like You. Amen.
Revelation 2:18 (<<click green)
This passage of Scripture is directed to the church in Thyatira. As I read the notes from my study Bible* from this particular section, Lord, it states that it was a “working person’s town, with many trade guilds for cloth making, dyeing, and pottery.” It “was basically secular, with no focus on any particular religion.”
I read the whole passage – through the end of the chapter – but this note caught my attention. I feel that this is where I find myself, at least the environment in which I work. All in all, understandably it is a business and again, understandably, it is a secular environment. By its very nature, there is “no focus on any particular religion.” But regardless, a relationship with God is the focal point of my life.
I may work in the “dark”, per se, spiritually but You, Lord, stated in Matthew 5:14-16,
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
Lord, may where I work continue to be illuminated by the light You have placed within me. May my good deeds shine out for all to see so that everyone will praise You. Amen.
July 12th, Wed, 7:24 am
*Life Application Study Bible, New Living Translation