The Christian Public Servant – “decently and in order”

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February 13, 2018 – Tuesday

Reading

1 Corinthians 14:33; 40 [NKJV] For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints… Let all things be done decently and in order.

Reflection

Recently, I was in a meeting where a few coworkers discussed heatedly an issue. Tension mounted as those passionate voices grew stronger and louder. The chaotic conversation went on until our supervisor quietly got everyone’s attention. As the room stilled, she said, “we are not going to have a successful resolution to this problem unless we are respectful and hear each other out.” It was evident she wanted us to conduct ourselves decently and in order. It’s funny how at that moment the whole meeting atmosphere changed. We were able to come to a consensus and close the meeting peacefully.

Scripture affirms that you and I will encounter circumstances at work beyond our control. When things get chaotic and tensions rise, we need to remember that God wants us to conduct business decently and in order. He will bring peace in the midst of the confusion.

Today in your workplace, allow God’s guidance to direct how you react to chaos. Remember, anything that brings confusion is not of Him. Ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom on how to operate in peace. Coworkers will feel the calming presence of God through your demeanor and actions.

Today, work decently and in order. Be one who sets the tone and creates a peaceful atmosphere!

Prayer

Dear Lord, thank You for showing me how to do things at work decently and in order. In the midst of chaos, send Your Holy Spirit to help me to bring calm. Allow me to be Your example so Your peace will flow. I pray for these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Phoenecia Hill, MPA
Indexing and Enrolling Assistant
Virginia House of Delegates
Richmond, Virginia, USA

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