Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Work in Jesus' name

The following is another timely devotion from, "The Word For You Today."

"....take a moment at the beginning of your workday when you sit down at your desk or your computer or in your home, and invite Jesus to partner with you. Tell Him, "Today, I'm not going to work by myself." Any time throughout your workday when you have a tough problem, ask Him for help. When you have a difficult decision to make, ask Him for wisdom-then listen and be really open. When you find your energy flagging, ask Him for renewed strength. When you find your attitude turning negative, ask Him to re-orient your heart. ....every few hours as you're working, pause two or three minutes. Thank Him for His help. Hand Him your worries. Ask for His energy. Every moment is an opportunity to be with Jesus. When you forget-and you will, when you mess up-and you will, remember this really important rule: there's to be no beating yourself up! Every moment is another chance. God just keeps sending them. That's grace. Every moment of your workday is a new chance for you to be with Him."

"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus." Colossians 3:17 NIV

Thank you Jesus for sending your Word to me today!


PS....Mom is still hanging in there. Praying, God willing, tomorrow will be the day for the new pic line. The place on her arm looks better. It is drying up and peeling, so hopefully both are good signs. It looks like it will leave a scar. But as Mom put it, "what's another scar."


Wendy L said...

WOW!! I'm so thankful for Godly friends like you! Thanks for those words. I Love ya!

Sue said...

Bless her heart - your Mom sounds like such a trooper Carrie!

Thanks for the reminder about working in Jesus' name... I needed that!