PARTING THE DROPPED CEILINGS
A MESSAGE OF SPIRITUAL INSPIRATION FOR WORKDAYS
Message Synopsis: When we look up at beautiful morning sunrises and majestic night skies, those things provide us with glimpses of God’s majesty. But what do we see when we look up during our workdays? It can be difficult to remember the glories of God’s creation when we are sitting beneath the dull canopy of a workday, so this message reminds readers that a spiritual life is a mobile tool, something that can be brought everywhere and used to view God’s beauty on demand.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1 ESV
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing. Isaiah 40:26 ESV
Have you been searching for perspective lately? Are you getting impatient to see more beauty in your existence? Does the chore of tending to your daily grind have you feeling exhausted or spiritually disconnected? Today, take a moment to find God in the sky above you. Look up and be comforted.
The sky is a constant source of perspective and existential romance. Every morning we can look to the sky and witness how the sunrise brings us a fresh slate. Each morning sky is a reminder of God’s promise to provide us with forgiveness and renewed strength, and the evening horizons bring us hints of His glory, too. At nighttime the wonders of a hundred billion stars hang like divine dialogue over our heads, speaking to us and letting us know how vast God’s creation is and how tiny our problems really are.
You can always find immense majesty in the outdoor sky each day, but where is the perspective and beauty coming from at work? What will you see if you look up during your time on the job today?
If you work in an office, chances are good you might see nothing but dropped ceilings and fluorescent lights above your head. If you drive truck for a living, then you might not be able to look up at all because you have to keep your eyes on the road in front of you. If you work at a construction site outdoors, then the sky might even seem oppressive instead of comforting: every day is either too hot or too cold.
At times it can seem as if our hearts and minds get set to alien frequencies the minute we step into the workday: we feel mentally stressed out and spiritually dumbed down. It can be hard to remember the stars and sunrises that gave us such deep feelings of peace just hours before, and sometimes it can even seem as if God doesn’t follow us to our jobs. However, we have to remember that part of the beauty of building a strong spiritual life is the ability we have to customize it and make it mobile. Your spiritual life is something that exists deep inside of you and travels with you everywhere; the comforting vision that results from that spiritual life can always be "activated on demand" in dull or dire circumstances.
Today, use a strong faith to experience God’s celestial glory everywhere. If you are feeling emotionally dulled or stressed out at work today, then use your faith to open up the ceilings and walls of your workplace. Let your spiritual vision show you things that are truly out of this world. Remember, the reach of God’s beauty and the strength of His protection are available to you everywhere, so look up to find His peace and perspective in every situation.
Prayer: Dear God, please grant me windows into the divine today. No matter where I am, please allow me to look up and see Your beauty and comforting presence that are watching over me.
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