THEME: POWER OF INTEGRITY
“He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known.”
-Integrity is a principle that reflects the light of God in an individual, but anyone who walks in darkness is exposed. The results of lack of credibility are clear. For instance;- those who loose vocational credibility under-perform in their duties. It is God’s desire that we work and produce fruit. In Genesis 2:15, we see that God took man and put him in the garden of Eden to work and take care of it. In many occasions we find those who are lazy and do not work hard, struggle even with the basic needs. Even though it is through the grace of increase that one obtains wealth, the Lord is calling us to have vocational integrity. Proverbs 10:4 reminds us that, the “lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth”. Some among us waste and misuse the work and employment opportunities available. Some go to work late, dwell on social media, go for long breaks, work without enthusiasm, do not corporate with others, do not finish tasks on time, perform shoddy work, take office supplies home, engage in fraud and corruption, mistreat other employees, don’t pay salaries on time etc. Daniel had the Spirit of excellence and was distinguished among all other administrators and all officers, and he was placed over the entire empire (Daniel 5:12, 6:3). The Lord calls us work with sincerity of heart as if we are working for Him (Colossians 3:22-23).
Lord Jesus we appreciate You for You are good and Your mercies endures forever. You are our God and none can compare to You. Thank You for this far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. Thank You for the opportunity that You have provided for us, and continue to provide. Father we pray that You will enable us to work well wherever You have placed us. Father we truly repent for the many times we have been complacent and slack in our various duties and places of work. May You forgive us for all forms of disobedience and laziness. We pray for the Spirit of Excellence to be upon us, that all we do shall be distinguished as the best among all others for the glory of Your name. We pray that You will bless the works of our hands and show us great and mighty things that we did not know. May You release Your wisdom, knowledge and understanding upon us and manifest Your glory in our lives. May You open doors for all those who are unemployed and those who are in business. May You open new business opportunities for us and enlarge our boundaries. You are God and there is none like You. We glorify Your name and exult You now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Proverbs 18:9, Ephesians 6:5-6
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