Posts Tagged ‘work’

Pulling Up A Chair



Most always…YES!

Most always it’s hard for me to keep Jesus in the forefront of my minutes. Especially when the chaos of some moment is screaming that it needs my attention. My help. A solution that only I can work out. Right now. As in yesterday. Demanding minutes that snap their fingers at me and sway their heads, telling me, “Fool, you need to fix this NOW.”

The competition for putting out fires as I perceive them can be taxing, Outright exhausting. The yoke. It can be restricting. Stifling. And very, very heavy.

I know that I never am alone when making decisions, dousing upheavals, fixing stuff. I know this, sitting here, typing. But in action, I forget this totally. Most always.

So today I am pulling up a chair.
An extra one.
Gonna place that right beside me, such that I have to move it every time I get up from my desk. Gonna put it where I have to bump it out of the way to open my desk drawers.

Have you ever trained someone at work by pulling up a chair beside them to help?

Have you ever helped a youngster with school work by pulling up a chair beside them?

You see where I’m going with this?

Today I’m pulling up a chair for Jesus.

Not because He needs one, but because I need Him. I need Him to train me. To help me. TO COACH ME ALONG ALL DAY!! Especially at work. I need the reminder that He is always right there with me in every situation.

He is with me every time the phone rings at my desk.
Every time the door opens and a job applicant walks in.
Every time an email pops up, a co-worker peeks in, a vendor stops by.
He is with me every time I write a letter, greet the delivery person and wave at the next-door office worker (and when I don’t wave, too).

Dear Lord,
On the mountain tops, I’ve seen You work.
In the valleys, too.
You’re in every season of rain,
and in the drought, You quench my thirst.

Wash over me, sweet Jesus.
I need You constantly.
Help me remember this.

Help me to know You’re near all the time,
in all ways, always.


Matthew 11:28-30 ESV

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”