“For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield” Psalms 5:12, ESV.
One day my husband had to make an important decision to leave his job due to corruption in top management. It was tough for him because his love for his coworkers had grown. Even though they behaved like heathens, he loved them as brothers. He turned down their advances to watch pornography at work. He turned down their invitations to drink alcohol. He wouldn’t curse with them or gossip, but was still able to be a friend and tell them about the Lord. When the moment of truth came, and they wanted him to lie. He said, “No, I will have no part in it.” And as he spoke with his supervisor, I listened in on the conversation and my heart remembers every word said. “Due to the dishonesty in the management, I can no longer work here. We don’t have to lie in order to get an extra buck. We can do things right and honor God, and He will bless us. Anytime you lie, it always catches up with you…” His words were filled with love, and his eyes were full of tears. His voice was stern, and his stance was firm. I’ve never been more attracted to him. After the conversation, I told him how proud I was of him and kissed his head.
The time will come when you will have to make a bold stand for the Lord, no matter the outcome. Do what you know in your heart is the right thing to do and pray that God leads your every step and fills your mouth with what to say. Remember, if you stay true to what’s right, God will bless you and make you a great blessing. You will not lack. He will supernaturally provide for you and your family. He will cover you with His favor. He will make a powerful statement to those around you that He is real and true.
Let’s pray. Father God, thank you for giving us the heart and mind to do what’s right. Help us to make a stand for you no matter where we are. If something’s not right, help us be courageous enough to say no. Help us stand for righteousness and honor you with our lives. As we do, we trust you to comfort our hearts and provide all that we need. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Philippians 4:19; Psalms 1)