Taking Your Faith to Work: Remember Your Protector is With You
“The name of Jehovah is a strong tower. Into it the righteous runs and is given protection.” (Proverbs 18:10)
Bodyguards are regularly seen protecting famous people. Their role is to be on the lookout, be aware of what might become harmful, and protect the person. They scan for dangerous situations, know what routes may be unsafe, and are trained to watch for suspicious people. The famous person can remain calm as they know they are being protected from harm when they are in their bodyguard’s presence.
Do you regularly remember God is your Protector from harm? Most situations at work will not physically harm us. However, God can protect us from making bad decisions, developing poor relationships, and speaking foolishly. All we need to do is remember He is our Protector.
We are given protection when we run to God and acknowledge Him in all that we do.
It means taking time to read His word and learn what He says is right and what He says is wrong so we can apply it to our everyday circumstances.
It means spending time with Him in prayer and getting to know Him.
It means applying His principles to our everyday lives. Principles that can warn us of potentially dangerous situations, help us recognize what decisions may lead us down a destructive path, and instruct us on making wise choices regarding who we develop relationships with.
When we draw close to God, He promises to protect us. Do not take this promise lightly. When we know and trust God, acknowledge Him in all our ways, and live by His standards, He will give us protection. And, the more we turn to Him in everyday situations, the more we will be aware of a calm sense of security as we go through our workday, no matter how difficult the day may be.
Christian Women at Work Prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father, as I go to work today, I am reminded You are my Protector. There is nothing I need to fear. As I try to acknowledge you in all my ways, I am conscious of a calm sense of protection you have placed around me. Although work may be uncertain, people may be demanding, and difficult decisions need to be made, I am aware of a wall of spiritual protection around me that results in the calmness You bless me with. And this is a calmness beyond my expectation or anticipation. It is enough for me that You protect me, but You love me so much that you provide me with the sense of Your presence as I turn to you and acknowledge You in all my ways. Thank You, Lord, for this blessing, and please give me the wisdom to always run to you for protection. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
As you walk into work this week, remember you have God, your Protector, with you every second of your work day. May God richly bless you this week!
Bonny, Christian Women at Work