Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Boss's Day to the Boss of the World

On the way home from work today, I was considering possible blog topics for tonight. There were tons of interesting things that happened today, and I couldn't decide. A comment I hear sometimes (and heard today) is, "You should write about that..."  It's actually pretty helpful, so feel free.

Anyway, I was pondering and praying and said,"Lord, what do you think?"  Immediately I had a distinct impression about National Boss's Day. What?? As I was laughing about how silly that seemed, I realized suddenly that it might not be so silly after all. God is the One in whom we live and breathe, and have our being. (Acts 17:28) He commands the dawn, contains the seas, stores the snow and hail, knows the stars, yet also has the very hairs on our head numbered. (Job 39) He loves us, sustains us, and provides for us. He guides and directs us.  He is Omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipowerful.  He IS the "Boss of the World". 

It turns out there are many articles on the internet today about how to celebrate Boss's Day. Cards and thank you's are especially popular. Business Insider had an article about ten ways to impress your boss.  Not all of this article was worth quoting, but it did have a few helpful tips. Wear red. Get up early and get to work early. Smile a lot. Contented employees are better employees, it suggested, so do what is needed to be content. 

I suppose it might please God if we were smiling and content. Getting up early for quiet time with Him would certainly please Him. The prophet Micah, however, gave us all the tips we need to please God (AKA Boss of the World). I like The Message paraphrase: 

"But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously— take God seriously." (Micah 6:8 MSG)

What a great way to honor the One who is the boss of us all! 

With that verse in mind, I am completely serious and worshipful as I say this...

"Happy Boss's Day to the Boss of the World."  After all, He is the Best Boss of all.