February 28, 2020 • Life for Leaders
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the king of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm.
Psalm 47:6-7 (NRSV)
O God, we praise you!
We praise you because you are our King.
We have chosen to live under your reign,
to acknowledge your sovereignty,
to obey your instruction.
We are your people,
saved by your grace,
called by your voice,
bowed before your majesty.
We belong to you.
We honor you.
We worship you.
You are our King.
Yet you are not just our King.
You are the King of the nations.
You are King over all the earth.
You are rightful king over my workplace, my neighborhood, and my city.
You reign over all things, all companies, all schools, all cities, all nations.
We praise you because your kingdom knows no end.
May my work this day be an offering of praise to you, O King.
May everything I think, do, and say honor you.
May the excellence of my work and the integrity of my life glorify you.
All praise be to you, my King, King of all the earth! Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day:
God is the rightful King over all, including your work and workplace.
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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.