May 7, 2018 – Monday
Psalm 18:28-29 [NLT] You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness. In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.
It’s no secret. Monday morning is the most hated part of the week. After an all-too-short weekend filled with catching up on work, we must go back for the same song and dance of another over-booked week. For some time, we can manage with enough black coffee and multi-tasking, provided we remain focused on our work and satisfying our superiors. Yet the hustle of staying ahead of the curveball creates a tunnel vision where we only see our work. We lose spiritual peripheral vision to see we’re at war every day with the subtle undercurrents of sin and evil pervading society. We fall victim to the Enemy’s flanking maneuvers, and he begins to gain the upper hand.
You see, we’ve become so focused on our daily tasks that we neglect our Lord and His battle.
Ahh, but Scripture also reminds you that He gives strength to attack that Monday morning, to ward off the rankling depressing attitude that can dog your steps and poison your workday. He promises to light up your tunnel vision, to a full 360-degrees, to prepare you for battling His enemy.
Today at work, ask for His strength. Ask Him, and He will light up your tunnel vision – to a full 360 degrees! And you will be prepared for His battle!
Lord, Monday mornings are so awful. Remind me of Your presence this morning and throughout my workday. Enable me to be a warrior in Your battle in my workplace. Remind me of the need to ask You for strength to do Just Battle with the enemy that seeks to thwart my work. In Your holy name, I pray. Amen.
Katherine Zasadny, MPA
CNA – Hiawatha Care Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA