“To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge…. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:1-2, 14 NKJV)
When the skies are clear at night and we aren’t affected by the light pollution, the majesty of the heavens declare the wonders of God. When I look at the beauty and variety of the human race, I marvel at God’s amazing ability to make each of us so alike, but so different. The intricate details that show the differences among bird, or animals, or flowers all proclaim the amazing and wonderful plan of God’s design. The world and the heavens declare the glory of God. At the same time, we’re called to use our words and our thoughts to bring honor and glory to God. Have you ever noticed that one of the common factors of our troubles is that somehow, we’ve strayed away from worshiping God? Oh, sure, people who keep their focus on Jesus have their share of difficulties, but things get so much harder when we forget about God’s presence in our lives. We should seek to please and honor God in all we do, every day. When troubles come, then, we can still give glory to God, knowing that He’ll never leave us or forsake us. So, when THAT customer comes in or the boss makes life hard for you, thank God for His presence and His solution. Make your work an act of worship and show His glory to our lost world.
So how was this last day of work before the weekend? Did the work, the interaction with the people at work: clients, co-workers, bosses, make you want to worship God or curse the cubbyhole you work in. Work, and the ability to work, is a gift from God. When troubles come at work, stop, take a deep breath, give them to God and then get back to the work that God has called you to do.
Lord, I know the heavens declare Your glory, but sometimes, I have a hard time praising and honoring You. Help me to turn the trials and tribulations of the workplace into opportunities to serve You and rejoice in Your presence.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.