The Christian Public Servant – “guide, advise, and watch over”

January 23, 2017 – Monday

Reading
Psalm 32:8(b) [NLT] I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

Reflection
Public servants help others in many different capacities. Some are physical or mental health therapists, and others are substance abuse counselors. You might be a child welfare worker, or a teacher, or a nurse. You may serve others through working at a foundation or a charity. Or you may be a government employee. All these different pathways have one task in common — to guide, advise, and watch over others in some fashion.

I wanted to be a public servant so that I, too, could perform that task. I chose social work as a major in college and, after graduating, I entered the profession. And as I reflect on my career and life pathway, I realize the Lord has a similar task: to guide, advise, and watch over me – even before I chose my major — even before I came to know Him as Savior.

Imagine that! And now, saved, I am a Christian public servant!

As I guide, advise, and watch over those I serve, I know He is doing the same for me. His Word leads me and protects me. And through His Word, he is doing the same for those I serve.

As you guide, advise, and watch over others today, know He is doing the same for you and those you serve!

So as this workweek begins, remember that every interaction with others is an opportunity to introduce them to your Lord and His Word. To let them know how He is involved with their path, as He is with your path.

Remind all that His pathway is always the best pathway!

Prayer
Father, thank You for guiding me along the best pathway for my career and my life. I ask You to give me confidence to continue on this journey. I ask You to give me strength to seize each opportunity to introduce You and Your Word and Your pathway to those whom I serve. I am truly blessed that You still have good work to do in my life and in my work. I pray these things in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Greg R. Winge M.S.W.
C.S.A. Program Director
Office of Children’s Services
Franklin County
Rocky Mount, Virginia USA

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