The Christian Public Servant – “use your inner lens”

The Christian Public Servant – “use your inner lens”

June 29, 2016 – Wednesday

Reading
Romans 1:20 [ESV] For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Reflection
When was the last time you took a stroll around your community with a camera? Maybe you use your smart-phone, but I bet you have the ability to pick out unique items that most people, without a camera, just walk past. If you look hard enough, your smart-phone lens will pick up God’s creation a little differently than the person with no camera. You see the camera makes you focus a little more and recognize the special intricacies of His creation; even in people.

As a Christian public servant, use your inner lens to focus and find the uniqueness of Christ everywhere in your community – including your workplace. Notice the faithful co-workers, acknowledge the special gifts of subordinates, and take the time to mention it to them. Allow Christ to use you to edify those at your jobsite. After all, God created things to radiate his “eternal power and divine nature.”

So when you go to work today, “see” what God might see. “Capture” those who need God – His grace, His love, and His hope. And use your inner lens to focus on Christ and His message with everyone you meet!

Prayer
Lord, let me see You and Your workings in community today. Bless all those near and far. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

Chip Harrell, M.A.
job hunting – hire me!
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA

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