August 18, 2017 – Friday
Exodus 4:10 [NIV] Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
Ephesians 5:2(a) [NIV] and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us
As I work as a “runner” in the halls on my row, I come across a lot of situations where I am attacked, used, and devalued. I could get angry and hateful, but I must keep walking in love – even when it hurts and even if it would be easier to retaliate. I must obey right away.
You see, if I delay being obedient to Christ – if I would first respond with hate – it would stop the love of Christ. My disobedience to His love would limit His glory, His joy, and most important, the purpose and plan He has for that person shouting at me. So I don’t want to be like Moses who delayed doing what God wanted because he did not feel eloquent. I don’t want to think of any reason why I should delay my obedience. So I must keep walking in love.
Now, your workplace is not like mine in so many ways. But still, I bet there is a coworker who ticks you off. There are citizens you serve who try to devalue you. Your boss may attack you.
Today at work, do not delay being obedient to showing God’s love. Do not interfere with His plans because your feelings get hurt. He’s given you everything needed to carry out His will.
Regardless of what happens at work today, you must keep walking in love.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Thank You for giving me everything I need to love, as You love me, when I am doing my work. I promise I will obey directly and immediately. I want to glorify only You. Amen.
Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA