Respond with a Smile

26 Feb

God’s Word: Ephesians 6  (The Message)

God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying through these verses)2013-10-15 Connie and 2

Who has authority over you—a boss, co-worker, professor, teacher, doctor, parent, law enforcement, government, or perhaps a care-giver?  I am aware that the one in authority can use their position unfairly. I want to help you deal with those times—here is my advice: respond respectfully as though you were responding to Me.  Never just do what you are required to do to “get by,” but put your heart into your work, following Christ’s example, doing your best as though it were Me calling the shots.  On top of that—do your work with a smile on your face because you know that I accept your service as done unto Me.

Everyone has a role to play.  The one in authority also has one in authority above them that may be dealing unfairly with them too.  You may be the end of the line where the frustration is taken out.  Don’t simply cower and submit—your role is to keep that smile on your face and do your work to the best of your ability as though it were Me you were trying to please.

Never fear—I have not left you without resources to deal with unfairness that is dealt you.  My Word is your indispensable weapon to combat the rebellion you feel.  Draw freely of My truth, righteousness, peace, faith and salvation.  Prayer is essential to helping you glean strength from My Word to keep that smile on your face and putting your heart into your work.  Never waste a moment of your precious life fretting over the things you can’t change.  Don’t let them be a drain on your health by harboring resentments.  Just hand it over to Me, draw freely from My strength—and put a smile on your face.

God’s Question for Me:

Are you using My Word and prayer to combat the unfair way those in authority over you are treating you?

God’s Promise to Me:

Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for this simple reminder to do my work as unto You.

I am Sorry I don’t use this advice of Yours more frequently.

Thank You for Your timeless word that never grows outdated.

Please Help Me smile through whatever tough times lie ahead.


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