God on Monday
I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us (Isaiah 63:7)
Often it is easier to see God’s kindness in our work when we face challenges. We needed to recruit a new staff member in a new geographical region for our business. I had a really clear idea of the type of person we needed for this key position but I had no idea if we could find them. We prayed as a team and set a deadline. Amazingly, the right person came forward on the exact date we needed them.
Later, a part of the business was underperforming, and it felt we needed revelation for the ‘key’ to see it succeed. We prayed and asked friends to pray. But only when I reflected on this season, long afterward, did I realise how God used this time of seeking him to plant an idea that would become central to our business success several years later.
Isaiah’s words remind me, especially when things are going smoothly, to remember the kindness of the Lord. Once I discussed with a visiting preacher what the key is to living this life with Jesus - how do we keep our faith alive from day to day? Their reply was emphatic: ‘we must stay hungry for the kindness of the Lord’.
Remembering what God has done for us in the past (the ‘victory days’) must never allow us to lose sight of what God has for us today. When we remember our accomplishments, we also need to remember that they exist because of the kindness of the Lord.
God has new things for us each day. Bread quickly goes stale. Like the coffee we roast, it tastes best when fresh. God’s kindness is fresh for us today - in our workplaces, in our relationships, and in our decisions (however small or large).
When we live and breathe God’s kindness, we will walk in the fullness of all God has for us and our organisations.
How will you discover the kindness of the Lord today? How will you reflect that kindness to those people with whom you will interact?
Father, help us to wonder at Your kindness, given to us daily like fresh bread. May our lives reflect that kindness to others. Amen.
Reflect more on the kindness of God by reading Ephesians 2.4-7 and Titus 3.4-7.
This Week's Author
, Co-Founder of CLO Coffee
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