October 11, 2019 • Life for Leaders
God is present in the company of the righteous.
God, there are times at work when I feel very much alone, times when it seems that you are far away. I wonder how I can stay in touch with you when my mind is so absorbed with other things, with the daily tedium of my job gripping my attention and weighing down my heart.
Today I am reminded that you are present “in the company of the righteous.” You are present with all who have been brought into right relationship with you through Jesus Christ. You are present with those who seek to honor you in all they do, including their ordinary work. Whether or not I’m aware of it, you are with me as I work.
Thank you for the reassurance of your presence. Help me, I pray, to be attentive to you, to listen for your voice, to speak with you throughout the day, as if with a friend. Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day:
God is present with you as you work today.
For Further Reflection:
If you would like to go deeper in your experience of God’s presence in your work, you may find helpful a six-part Life for Leaders devotional series called “God’s Presence as You Work.” This devotional series is a gift for you from the De Pree Center.
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Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.