We can thrive as Christian’s working in the marketplace.

We can perform our work with strength, confidence, courage and excellence knowing that we are loved by God.

We can choose to be faithful to God and loyal to our workplace even when there are things in our workplace that aren’t consistent with Biblical values. We can choose to seek the good of the people we work with, and the good of the organization we work for. We can choose to live as men and women of integrity. We can choose to wisely take advantage of each opportunity for personal advancement. We can choose to boldly embrace every opportunity God may give us to influence the culture of our organization. We can choose to lead in such a way that people will rejoice when we are leading. (Prov 11:10).

Discernment isn’t always easy. There are many dangers and risks to our walk of faith in the workplace. Pride or discouragement threaten to destabilize us. We may be tempted by the lie that we are unworthy and incapable, or be the tempted by the lie of selfish ambition. Therefore God surrounds us with wise mentors and leaders (not all of whom may be Christian) to provide wisdom; to encourage us to step out in faith at the right time; and to help us see our blind spots. God provides us with His word to guide us into all truth.

Work doesn’t always go well. Actions of loyalty, choices to pursue the welfare and success of the department or company may not always be recognized. However as Christian’s are motivation is not recognition by the world, but glorifying God.

When you live to please God, when you choose to do each task with excellence, God may choose to exalt you, or he may not … God’s purposes are beyond our comprehension.

Don’t fret when you see haughty eyes, lying tongues, hearts that devise wicked schemes, people rushing into evil. Don’t be disturbed when you are surrounded by false witnesses or persons stirring up conflict. The Lord hates all of these (Prov 6:16-19). God has proven throughout history that He is more than capable of dealing with these situations in His own way and His own timing. In humility ask God to accomplish His divine purposes in the midst of your workplace.

God works through our kindness, graciousness, loyalty, courage, ingenuity and diplomacy. With the craft and courage of Christian leaders divinely inspired coincidences can change the trajectory of organizations. Without divinely inspired coincidences all the wisdom of the world will not bring success. Prayerfully, patiently wait for strategic events controlled by God to bring a climax to the drama of your workplace.

As Christian’s when we adhere to Biblical values and Biblical wisdom; when we allow our Godly character to speak more than our words we will gain the favor of those around us. Through grace filled living we will be known as people of wisdom and righteousness in our workplace.

How can you seek the peace and prosperity of your workplace?

Stewards of God’s Creation

What command in Scripture were you obeying this morning when you went to work?

When we get up in the morning to go to work, we are heading out in obedience to God’s command in Gen 1:28 to fill the earth, subdue the earth and to rule over it. In other words every job, every task, or every good endeavor, that you do today, you are doing in obedience to God’s command to govern and be responsible for His creation.

Stewards of God’s Creation

When God created the world, he created it for you and me; and he created us to be stewards of His world. As God’s ‘vice-regents’ through our work we are have the privilege of entering into the story of God’s creative work. God created this world that at a macro level it would survive for millennia. At the micro level God designed the world so that it needs our continual stewardship.

God made each of us responsible to develop, care for, enrich, explore, cultivate and govern the corner of the world where we live. God expects and encourages us to maximize creation’s full potential through our work. It is the work of societies and cultures to help people thrive and flourish in God’s creation.

God provides all that we need for our work

God has provided us with everything we need to do our work. Starting with Adam, God provided a garden in a corner of creation, with water and animals and everything necessary to tend to the garden. Work was part of the blessing, the goodness and the environment of the garden. By working in this garden, Adam provided for himself and his family.

From that garden subsequent generations built the great pyramids in Egypt. Later the Greek and Roman cultures arose. From that garden today we have airplanes, trains, cars, medicine, the Internet, McDonalds and Starbucks. Each of these were forseen by God, at the dawn of creation, as ways that humanity would fill the earth, subdue the earth and to rule over it (Gen 1:28).

God provides barista’s with what they need to brew a cup of coffee. God provides chef’s with what they needs to create a delicacy. The chef and the barista provide opportunities for people to thrive and enjoy what God has created.

God provides project managers with the resources they need for their project. God gifted the people working on the project with the various skills needed to manipulate these resources to deliver the project. Through this project something new is created for the thriving of society.

God provides clues in creation for engineers and scientists to use to design new ways for people to flourish in God’s creation. This could be anything from new oil reserves, new energy sources, new technologies, using existing technologies in novel ways.

God places the receptionist in an organization to answer the phone and welcome people into their company so people can find their way within the corner of God’s world where that company specializes.

The choice

When God created the world, he said his work “was good”. Our universe is a masterpiece crafted by a master craftsman and artist, God. God worked for the sheer joy of working. As we do our work …

  • We have the choice to enjoy the world, the raw materials, the laws of nature as God created them;
  • We have the choice to enjoy the tools and processes and systems that others have developed from what God has created;
  • We have the choice to enjoy the skills of those around us
  • We have the choice to enjoy the fruits of our labor;
  • We have the choice to do our work in loving obedience to God’s command to be a steward over God’s creation;

How can you see your job as fulfilling God’s command to be a steward over His creation?

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The People God Uses

You have a unique role in advancing God’s Kingdom. In fact each person that God has created has a role in advancing God’s Kingdom. Yes even those who today who do not acknowledge Jesus as Lord, are used by God in someway to advance God’s Kingdom and to influence and shape your life so that you become the person God created you to be. This truth is vividly portrayed in the Christmas story. The birth of Jesus would never have been the fulfillment of prophesy without God involving a diverse group of people with various beliefs or lack of faith.

God used people with doubts.

God worked a miracle in the lives of Zachariah an elderly priest and his Elizabeth wife who are past child bearing age so that they would become the parents of John the Baptist.Even though Zachariah is standing in the Holy of Holies – in the very presence of God – he doesn’t believe that he is receiving a message from God.

God can use you today, even with your doubts. God hears your prayers! In faith, cry out to God to help you overcome your unbelief (Mark 9:24).

God used young people with faith.

God chose Mary, an ordinary teenage virgin and Joseph her fiancé, a simple carpenter to be the parents of Jesus. In faith Mary chooses to glorify the Lord and rejoice in God. Their hands would change a baby’s diaper. Their son’s hands would have nails driven through them for our sins.

Like Mary and Joseph,don’t let anybody look down on you because you are young, but set an example for other believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Tim 4:12).

God used pagan leaders.

God could have chosen any number of people of faith to tell Mary and Joseph to go to Bethlehem to have their baby. But God chose Caesar Augustus, a ruler who does not know or acknowledge God to issue a decree that caused Joseph and Mary to have their baby in Bethlehem.

The decisions that your company makes which have affected your life are constrained and directed by our all-knowing, all-wise Heavenly Father. Praise God for them,for God has used their decisions to bring you to where you are today, and this is exactly where you need to be today if you are being obedient to God.

God proclaimed the good news to people at work.

God chose to proclaim the birth of Jesus, good news of great joy, to shepherds going about their day to day work, doing the same jobs that their families had been doing for generations.

You can experience peace and joy today in your workplace because our Redeemer lives.There is no temptation that you experience in your work today that Jesus hasn’t experienced.

God used wise men who needed directions.

There were men, who God had gifted with wisdom, who followed a sign in the stars to Jerusalem seeking to know where the “king of the Jews” was born. Even with their wisdom they still needed to ask for directions to get to Bethlehem.

There is nothing shameful in seeking the wisdom and knowledge of those around you. Just test what you hear to ensure that it is in alignment with Scripture.

God used pious religious leaders who lacked faith.

God used the pious religious leaders who knew off the top of their head the prophecy as to where Jesus would be born to give directions to the wise men. Yet these priests lacked the faith to believe for themselves that this miracle would happen in their life time, and didn’t even bother to check it out.

Listen to the co-workers, managers, books, and other people God has blessed you with so that you can develop the skills to do all that God meant for you to be. Don’t pre-judge what they have to say based on whether or not they are people of faith.

God used a jealous, scared leader who reigned with fear.

God used King Herod, a jealous King, who was afraid that a baby would take over his throne to drive Mary and Joseph to Egypt so that the prophecy would be fulfilled that “out of Egypt I called my son.” (Hosea 11:1).

In your life, there will be leaders who do not acknowledge God or fear God, and their actions will shape your destiny. Remember that they have no more authority than what God has granted to them. Allow God’s perfect love for you to drive away all fear that you may have. (1 John 4:18)

God used a man of faith who patiently held on to God’s promises.

Like Abraham, Simeon, an elderly ordinary righteous, devout man had received a promise from God and patiently waited for it to be fulfilled. As a result he had the privilege of bestowing a prophetic blessing on Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

With hope walk boldly towards your future! God holds your future securely in his hands. God will use you to be a blessing to other people.

God used a woman who knew the difficulties of life.

Anna had only been married for seven years before her husband died. After that she faced the struggles of living as a widower in Jerusalem. Because she remained faithful, fasting and praying, God granted her the immense privilege of being in the temple at the right moment, to hold Jesus in her hands.

Today Jesus lives in your heart. Your peace rests in Jesus. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! Jesus has overcome the world. (John 16:33).

Give thanks for each person God has brought into your life.

Father we thank you and praise you for each person you have brought into our lives. We thank you for the way they have shaped us into the men and women that we are today. Give us ears to hear what you are saying to us through each person, and each circumstance in our lives. Speak through us your words of truth into the lives of those around us. Amen.


Do not be afraid; for behold I bring you good news of great joy! (Luke 2:10)

Your heart can be filled with great joy today as you contemplate with unshakeable faith what God has done, who God is, and what God will do in the future.

Joy can only be found in God. Joy is a divine spark that entered your life at the cross, when you acknowledged your need for Christ and cried out for forgiveness. Joy will continue to be your constant companion as you are obedient to God.

Joy is not a cheerful disposition, happiness, or positive mental outlook on life. Joy is rooted in the heart and soul of those who are God’s children.

The direst of circumstances or the worst kind of events can’t extinguish or dampen your joy. Look beyond your circumstances and confidently wait in hope and love for Christ.

Don’t let Satan steal your joy! You forfeit your joy when you pursue selfish desires, choose to think about all the things that you don’t have, or are envious of others. Sinful pleasures, evil passions and selfish cravings destroy joy. The god of personal opinions cannot offer you joy.

When you let your curiosity or pride try to undertake the fruitless task of trying to understand the mysterious ways of the all wise, all knowing God, you are allowing Satan to rob you of your joy. Instead with simple, childlike faith trust our sovereign God and joy will pour into your heart.

With joy you can go about your work in peace. You can face long work days, stressful jobs and office politics with joy only when your eyes are fixed on Jesus.

Although you may struggle with insecurities, depression, anxiety, a need for approval, or a drive for significance, you can rejoice today because you are God’s child. God is your glory and strength! You will be overjoyed when God’s glory is revealed.

Give thanks today with joy because the Lord your God is with you, and takes great delight in you!

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Phil 4:4).


God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Ps 46:1)

You can face today with a living hope! With hope you can walk boldly towards your future because God holds your future securely in his hands. God will faithfully fulfill all his promises. With hope you can soar on wings like eagles; you can run and not grow weary; you can walk and not faint.

Your hope is the active source of your strength to overcome temptation. Your hope gives you the courage to face the hostile forces of guilt, shame and death. Your hope rests in the reality of God’s victory over evil through the death and resurrection of Jesus, and God’s gift of the Holy Spirit.

Because you have hope, you can show and love and compassion to other people without expecting anything in return, for you know that you have everything that you need in Christ.

Be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble (1 Peter 3:8)

There are people around you who live without hope; people who are filled with feelings of guilt, loneliness, shame and unworthiness. Before they will grasp the wonder of the hope of Christmas, they need a safe place where they can share and process their story. Everybody has a story to share. One of the best gifts you can give your co-workers or customers this Christmas season is the gift of your presence quietly listening to their story.

Imagine the conversation you would have had if you had come alongside a single, visibly pregnant young lady as she traveled from Nazareth to the hill country of Judea. Imagine her telling you her name was Mary and the amazing story of her pregnancy.

I wonder if anybody took the time to listen to the story of a homeless young couple with a newborn baby when they arrived in Egypt? If they had, they would have heard an amazing story of the birth of their child; a story about wise men, angels and shepherds. They would have heard a story of a terrible tragedy as the family escaped from Bethlehem.

Let your face sparkle with love as you listen to someone’s story with compassion. Listen with your eyes, giving your undivided attention (in a culturally appropriate manner). Listen with your ears, hearing carefully the words that aren’t spoken. Listen with your heart showing that you care.

Having a confident hope that God continues to act on behalf of his people, offer to pray. Pray with expectation, believing that just as God answered your prayers, God will intervene in their lives.

Your hope will sink deeper into the streams of living water flowing from God’s presence as you listen to someone else’s story.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God (1 Cor 1:3-4).

Look to the Bible

When you are looking for an explanation as to the purpose of your life, look no further than the Bible. There you will learn about your Creator, and discover his great love for you. There you will find a solid rock upon which to build your life; a foundation that does not shift or change with time, government, employment, or other people’s whims.

When you look at the world and wonder how the universe came into existence turn to the Bible. There you will meet the Creator, and discover his character. There you will find an open invitation to go and discover all that you can about the world. As you study the character of the Creator, you will find hope for your future and assurance that mysteries which are not yet ours to know will all be answered one day in the future.

When you wonder about the purpose of your work, turn to the Bible. As you read the Bible you will discover that work is a fundamental part of how the world was created. You will also learn how the pain, sweat and toil of your labors came into this world.

When you are looking for wisdom, look to the Bible first. The words you will find in the Bible come from the originator of all wisdom. In the Bible you will find an external perspective with timeless precepts, statutes, commands and decrees upon which the entire universe is founded. These insights are freely offered for you to build your life upon.

When you find yourself drained physically, emotionally or spiritually turn to God’s word to find refreshment for your soul. When the cares, thorns, aches and troubles of this world threaten to overwhelm you, turn to God’s word to find joy for your heart. In the Bible you will find a fresh perspective on thwarted career plans, loneliness, broken relationships and illness.

When you find yourself surrounded by temptations, take a moment to read your Bible. There you will find warnings to keep your feet from every evil path, and free gifts of forgiveness and grace.

Spending time in God’s word will allow you to arrive at work with your soul refreshed. After a long day at work, God’s word will refresh your soul before you go to bed, allowing you to sleep in peace.

When you read the Bible you will find that it is sweeter than honey. Take and mediate on it day and night, letting it nourish your body and soul. Internalize what you read and make it part of your life.

The Bible is more precious than anything else you will ever obtain.

Read Psalm 19- on BibleGateway


Silence … the hushed anticipation, the breath that is held as the hockey puck slides towards the net.

Silence … When the music suddenly stops, when the podcaster is silent mid-sentence … what is your first thought?

When God is silent, when the heavens are like brass and your prayers seem unanswered, what goes through your mind? Does your blood pressure rise and heart race? Does stress ooze through all the pores of your body?

When God is silent, do you perceive the silence as a vacuum that you need to rush to fill with idols of gold, silver bronze, stone and wood that cannot see or hear or walk (Rev 9:20)? Do you frantically search Google for a solution or turn to Facebook, people or chemicals to fill the vacuum?

God’s silence does not create a vacuum that you need to rush to fill. God is fully present in every empty and hollow space.

When God is silent, do you fill the silence with self-justification proclaiming “I am pure, I have done no wrong; I am clean and free from sin’ (Job 33:9)? Your sins do not affect God, and in your righteousness you have nothing to offer God from your hand (Job 35:7).

Even when God is silent, ‘it is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice’ (Job 34:12).

When God is silent are you filled with fear? Do you like the disciples cry out to Jesus when the storm was raging over their boat? Fear is a human emotion that entered God’s perfect creation in the Garden of Eden. Fear is something we all experience. But know this God’s perfect love drives away all fear (1 John 4:18).
Allow God’s loving presence to silently drive away all your fears.

When God is silent, do you long for the days when you saw God’s lamp shine on your head, and by his light you walked through darkness (Job 29:3)? God’s light still shines in the darkest of places.

You can boldly take the next faithful step through the silence of the desert when you allow God’s word to be a lamp unto your feet.

While heaven is silent, your prayers combine with incense burning on the golden altar in front of God’s throne and rise before our holy God. God hears each of your prayers! Trust in quiet confidence in God’s unchanging character!

When heaven is silent Listen! Listen in quiet hushed anticipation!

Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice,
to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven
and sends it to the ends of the earth.
After that comes the sound of his roar;
he thunders with his majestic voice.
When his voice resounds,
he holds nothing back.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.(Job 37:2-5)

Read Revelation 8:1-5 on BibleGateway

Salvation Belongs To Our God!

Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb (Rev 7:10)

Everywhere we turn we see evil and power hungry people bent on conquest, leaving in their wake a trail of fighting, famine, disease and death. As Christians we may find ourselves persecuted or ridiculed for our testimony. From office politics, to interpersonal conflict, to the evening news, it seems like the forces of evil are winning.

How then should we live?

I would like to offer nine suggestions today as to how we, who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through faith, should consider.

1. Lead with love. Christ has placed each one of us in a position of influence or authority over other people. Each day choose to lead with Christ’s love, with a heart that desires to see the men and women you influence become all that God created them to be. Choose to lead with love, not expecting anything in return, for that is the way God loves us.

2. Let your light shine. God’s light shines in the darkest places. “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt 5:14). Shine your light wisely, with grace, humility, love and hope.

3. Listen without an agenda. When God brings someone into your life who has been wounded by evil stop and listen. You don’t need to have any answers. Allow the Holy Spirit to bring healing and hope as you hear the story of their pain and quietly walk beside them.

4. Live with kindness and compassion. It is very tempting when dealing with power hungry people, to want to see their destruction or demise. Power hungry people present a real challenge to us as we strive to follow Paul’s admonition in Eph 4:29-32 to not let any unwholesome talk come out of our mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

5. Learn to forgive. Learn to forgive those who have brought evil into your life, knowing that the blood of Christ has cleansed you from all unrighteousness. You are able to stand in God’s presence because your robes have been washed white in the blood of the lamb. Confess the sins of the evil that you see around you, and ask God to forgive those who have been ensnared in evil (Dan 9).

6. Lift you’re your requests to God in Prayer. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective (James 5:16). It is very tempting to want to be the savior of the people who are damaged by a power hungry person or evil. However if we truly believe that Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb (Rev 7:10) then we can pray fervently for them. Our prayers rise as an aromatic incense to heaven, where God sitting on his throne, hears and answers every prayer. How do you expect God to act, if you do not ask God in prayer?

7. Live a life of praise. Take your eyes off the evil that you see around you and focus on the radiance of God. Offer praise and glory to God for Christ’s free gift of salvation. Praise God for the wisdom of his plan of redemption, and ask for God’s divine wisdom. Praise God that He is faithful to his promises and worthy of your trust even when surrounded by sin and darkness. Praise God for his power which is able to act! Praise God for his strength which has redeemed you and is able to redeem any situation.

8. Live filled with the Holy Spirit. Know that you are not alone. Jesus who stood beside the Sea of Galilee, and walked the streets of Nazareth, is the same Lord who walks with as you live by faith. Jesus is the same Lord you will meet at the end of your journey. The Father has sent the Advocate, the Holy Spirt, in Jesus’ name to you. The Holy Spirit will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that you learn as you study God’s word. (John 14:26).

9. Look forward with hope. Look forward with hope to the day when Jesus will return to claim you as his own. Holiness and love will prevail. At the end of your journey, when you stand before the throne of God, you will be joined by a countless multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language who also have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb!
    There before the throne of God
         together in community with all the saints
         we will serve him day and night in his temple;
    And he who sits on the throne
         will shelter us with his presence
         never again will we know hunger
         never again will we be thirsty;
    The sun will not beat down on us
       nor any scorching heat.
    For the Lamb at the center of the throne
         will be our shepherd;
    He will lead us to springs of living water.
         And God will wipe away ever tear from our eyes (see Rev 7:15-17)

Father we thank you for the costly grace of Jesus who defeated Satan by his sacrificial death on the cross. Father, fill us with your Holy Spirit so that we can live grace filled lives. Father, we look forward with hope to the day when we will stand before your throne in glory. Amen

Lift Up Your Prayers

Lift up in prayer to God’s throne in heaven all that you see happening in your workplace, the good, the bad and the ugly. Allow your prayers to rise like incense before God’s throne.

Your prayers rise to a special place, a place where the Creator of the universe sits on his golden throne hearing each of your prayers. Here God reigns supreme over all of history. Here God holds your future and the future of each person in his right hand. Here you can know with certainty that all God’s promises are valid and true.

Don’t fret! God’s son, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Lamb that was slain stands before God’s throne and also hears your prayers. The Lion has triumphed over all that you are praying about. The Lion has complete power and strength to be able to answer your prayers. The Lamb who was slaughtered, who ransomed you with his blood, now stands victorious over death and sin before the throne of God! The Lamb is interceding on your behalf. The Lamb of God was slain to offer redemption for what you are seeing in your workplace.

Your prayers are lovingly placed in golden bowls that are held by the twenty-four elders seated around God’s throne. A glorious sweet smelling incense wafts out of these golden bowls so that all those in heaven can savor the aroma of your prayers.

Don’t take back into your own hands what has been placed in prayer in the golden bowls before the throne of God. Instead allow your prayers to continue to be a glorious sweet smelling fragrance in heaven.

Trust in  God’s promises! Trust in God’s sovereign rule!

Join in adoring praise, proclaiming that the one who sits on the throne, and the Lamb are worthy to receive praise, glory, honor, and power not just for hearing and answering your prayers, but forever and ever!

Read Revelation 5 on BibleGateway

Come Away

For one moment, I invite you to step away from a world filled with manipulation, fear, lies and platitudes. Come away with the apostle John for a glimpse into the throne room of heaven. The first thing you see is the throne of God. This is where it all began. Watch in wonder as the Sovereign God reigns over your workplace, your family situation, your plans and your future.


Focus for a moment on the 24 elders seated on thrones surrounding God’s throne. People like you who have faithfully believed in God and who are now reigning with God in Heaven. People like you who have been clothed in white robes, and crowned with golden crowns. Yes! There is a day coming when you will be clothed in white, forgiven, redeemed!


Do you see the rainbow, gleaming like an emerald surrounding the throne? A reminder that God is faithful to all of his promises.


Feel the power of the flashes of lightning and the rumbling and peals of thunder originating from God’s throne. Yes! God alone has sufficient power for the rest of your days.


Shield your eyes from the brilliance of the seven blazing torches in front of the throne as they cast God’s light into the darkest of places in the world. As they cast their light into the darkest nooks and crannies of your life.


Notice the calmness of the sea in front of the throne. The water is crystal clear and totally still. Unlike the stress and busyness of your life there isn’t even a ripple on the water. Take in the reflections of the light and the reverberations of the sounds from this crystal clear, perfectly still sea.


Bask in the color, the movement, the wonder of this whole scene. Allow your sense to process the pageantry, the majesty and the glory of what you see. Do you see the four animals prowling around the Throne?


Do you see their eyes looking forward, eyes looking behind and eyes looking all around? Listen, do you hear what they are saying about what they see with regards to your situation, your workplace? They are saying …


“‘Holy, holy, holy 
is the Lord God Almighty,’ 
who was, and is, and is to come.” 


They were the saying these same words when they saw Adam and Eve eat from the tree of good and evil. They were saying these words when Joseph was thrown into prison. They were saying these words when Jesus rose from the dead.


They were saying these words when they observed your birth. They are saying these words today at this moment, even as you are reading this. They will be saying these same words tomorrow …


“‘Holy, holy, holy 
is the Lord God Almighty,’ 
who was, and is, and is to come.” 


Let these words sink deeply into your soul. The Lord God was Holy and Almighty yesterday when this all started. The Lord God is Holy and Almighty today in the middle of your circumstances. The Lord God will be Holy and Almighty tomorrow come what may.


Watch as the twenty-four elders fall on their knees before the One Seated on the Throne, the one who lives for ever and ever. Listen as they in worship proclaim …


“You are worthy, our Lord and God, 
    to receive glory and honor and power, 
for you created all things, 
    and by your will they were created 
    and have their being.” 


God is worthy of receiving glory and honor and power for creating you, and for creating all the people who are around you in your life.


Before you step back into the hustle and bustle of your life how will you respond? … Will you join in worship proclaiming that God is worthy to receive glory and honor and power right now and for every moment of the days, months and years of your life? Or will you walk away from this scene and find your own way to cope with life?




Lord, forgive me, I have allowed the stress and worries of my life to become all consuming. I have focused on the words and actions of people, instead of focusing on your holiness and trusting in your power. Lord, you made a good decision when you created me and placed me where I am today. Father you are worthy of receiving all the glory, all the honor and all the power for my life today. Amen