April 8, 2021 • Life for Leaders
Scripture – Psalm 57:5 (NRSV)
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.
Let your glory be over all the earth.
As you do your work with integrity and justice, God is glorified. The God who is exalted above the heavens can also be lifted up in your daily work.
Gracious God, you are indeed exalted above the heavens. You are more brilliant than the sun, more expansive than the sky filled with stars. Your praise echoes throughout the universe as all creation honors you. Your glory exceeds anything we can see with our eyes or imagine with our minds.
Yet, Lord, I ask that you be exalted and glorified in my life, including my daily work. May what I do today be an act of worship as I offer all that I am to you. May my actions reflect your love and justice. May my truthful words honor you. May my heart of love make you glad.
As your glory fills the earth, may it also be seen in my work; in what I do, how I do it, and for whom I do it. As I offer my work to you in worship, be glorified today. Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day
Let all you do at work give glory to God.
For Further Reflection
You may wish to read all of Psalm 57.
For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:20).
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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.