Having a good boss makes all the difference in the world, and fortunately, my boss has many good qualities:
- interacts well with people without demanding anything from them
- helps people understand if they are not sure what they are doing
- doesn’t micro-manage people, as if she’s the boss, and you know nothing
- knows how to speak, write, and communicate well in the English language
- understands and shows empathy towards our own shared work frustrations
- looks for your perspective on things where your input can help her to make better decisions
- doesn’t play mind games with some sort of hidden agenda in mind
- is not a “know-it-all” and is willing to admit her own mistakes
These are a few things I like about my boss.
How about you? What good qualities can you find in your boss?
Thank you for bringing in good leadership into our lives through our places of employment. May you honour our “bosses” today with your wisdom and understanding, so that they can lead more effectively, be encouraged by your presence, and be strengthen to fullfill your calling in their lives. Amen.
Just as the Lord remembered Israel, and delivered her out of captivity, so the Lord remembers your name, and never forgets about you, because you are very precious to Him. A good mother can have compassion towards her child, but the Lord has the distinct advantage of being compassionate and never forgetting about either of them.
His compassion will never fail you, His mercy is ever before you, and His grace supplies you with eternal life. So, never forget about who you belong to, for He is the Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, and your name is most precious in His sight.
Take a moment to think about the meaning of your name. For example, my name is David and it means loved by God. What is your name, and what is its meaning?
Your name was given for a purpose, and when you live out of that place of purpose, you remember something very significant about yourself. This can inspire you to move forward whenever you lose heart, whenever you lose your direction, and whenever you wonder what good can ever come out of your life.
May you help each person to discover the full meaning of their name. Let your truth about who they are clearly reflect in their name, their calling, and the unique purpose that you have designed for their lives. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7)
When everything appears to be going wrong, and nothing seems to be going your way, remember that God loves you, and He is there to help you, every step of the way.
Help me through this day, as I try to make things right. Take away my frustration, and show me what to do. I welcome your peace in the midst of my worry, your perfect love to replace my fear, and your healing to calm my troubled heart. Thank you, Lord Jesus that you understand how I think, know how I feel, are you are more than willing to help me through this day. Amen.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
What is your burden today?
My burden is seeing myself, and others set free from abusers. If you are in an abusive situation at work, at home, or even at school today, then you can choose God’s freedom.
Remember, that Jesus came to set us free from any yoke of slavery. For the Galatians, Paul was speaking to them about why they were returning to keeping the law, rather than learning about walking in God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. For it is God’s Son who came to fulfill all of the requirements of the law so that you and I are no longer burdened by our former ways.
If you happened to be yoked to an abusive person, then let Jesus remove that heavy burden in exchange for His yoke which is easy and light. Ask Jesus to come between you and your abuser, choose to forgive his/her transgression, do not permit him/her any further access into your life (i.e. refrain from giving out personal information), and let Jesus give you the stamina to walk in His mercy, grace, and profound love.
Let your freedom come to anyone who is yoked by a burden of slavery. For we are no longer slaves to our own sin, nor the sin of others, so that you can teach us how to walk more freely, as we abide in your marvellous love, mercy, and grace. Amen.