As our Lifeguard He let’s us swim in waters that are both safe and dangerous. We are wise if we stay close to His channel of choices and not float away from His will. Wrong choices lead to repercussions reciprocated by unrighteous acts. Right choices steer us on a course that is easy to bless. Indeed, His angels are available to serve your needs. Jesus experienced this in His wilderness, “Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him” (Matthew 4:11). You also have angels waiting to attend to your body and soul.
Your life is precious to your Heavenly Father. He longs for you to love Him and learn of His ways. His heart hurts when His children rebel or worry over the cares of this world. It may be your work that has you wringing your hands. You have done everything you know to do. You have cut costs, become extremely creative, even shortened workweeks, but the future is still uncertain. In your economic instability you can be certain that He who guards your life also guards your lively hood. Money may go but not His provision.
So as He guards your life, guard the life of others. People are you greatest asset and hard times give you the opportunity to make hard choices that validate your care for your employees. Don’t give in to the fear of finances, but remain faithful to do what’s right and He will provide in His timing. Leaders learn how to really lead in lean times. Practice during difficult days the values you discussed during the days of abundance. The Lord is your Lifeguard and is a model for you to do the same for others. Am I at peace with the Lord’s protection? Do I cover the back of those in my care? “You have ten thousand guardians in Christ” (1 Corinthians 4:15).
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
November 30, 2023
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