The Christian Public Servant – “felt, present, and abides within”

June 27, 2017 – Tuesday

Reading
Acts 4:31-32 [ESV] And when they prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

Reflection
Scripture tells us about a very powerful moment in the life of His church. Oh, how it must have felt to be there! To feel His presence! To know He is abiding within everyone in that room!

When the Spirit of God is felt, present, and abides within the believer, the community of God is perfected by divine grace. The heart and soul is changed into a oneness. Nothing, including the blessings of Christ, belongs to one person or one group or one nation. Everything, including the blessings of Christ, belongs to everyone – red and yellow, black and white; poor and rich; illiterate and educated; liberal and conservative; Marxist and capitalist; all nations and regions in this world.

This oneness in Christ can also happen in your workplace. Just imagine what that oneness would look like there! Think of what might be accomplished if the Spirit of God is felt, present, and abides within each coworker and the citizens you serve!!

It all begins with prayer and a gathering together. Before work begins? During a 15-minute work break? At lunch? After work?

And it all begins with you. Then one other. Then others around you.

Yes, it all begins with prayer and a gathering together. Yes, it all begins with you. And when the Spirit of God is felt, present, and abides within your workplace, everything changes!

Today, will you invite Him into your workplace? If you do, your workplace will certainly shake!

Prayer
Father, let me be bold today at work in glorifying You. I want to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit throughout the workday. I want the Holy Spirit to abide within all hearts and souls where I work. I want my workplace to shake with You. In Your Son’s name, I pray. Amen.

Chris Summers
Chaplain
W.C. Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA

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