The Christian Public Servant – “in the most unlikely places”
August 24, 2017 – Thursday
Genesis 28:16 (ESV) “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”
Acts 13:1, 52 (ESV) “And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”
Recently I had the opportunity to visit some brothers in a place which most of the outside world forgets about – prison. Even though these men were incarcerated, I realized that we had much in common. These men who made mistakes, and some of those mistakes were horrific. However, God’s love became very clear during that visit. Together with the brothers, I rejoiced in the splendor of God and that His presence was there – revealed in the most unlikely place.
How often do you celebrate the presence of God, and for that matter, do you celebrate His presence in the place where you work? Is God there with you even as you fill out paperwork, sit at the computer, answer that phone call, or meet with that citizen? It can be so easy to overlook the fact that the Spirit is with us at all times, even in the most unlikely places.
As Christian public servants You and I should rejoice in the presence of God, because He is with us always, even in the most unlikely places. His presence should always have an effect on our actions.
Today, acknowledge the presence of God wherever you are and remain focused on Him. You will come into His presence even in the most unlikely places.
Lord, thank you for never leaving me. Your presence surrounds me and guides my steps each and every day. I pray that today I will be able to see your glory in my life, so that the world around may as well. Help me to honor you with my every action. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
A Child of God