O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive …

O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of the servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer. (Nehemiah 1:11)

Is there a difference between sacred and secular? I don’t believe so. For the Christian, our location or situation does not change our responsibility. Every area of life should be sacred. God has placed you where you are with a purpose. Each of us is unique and capable of serving no matter what our position. Just as Nehemiah used his place as the king’s servant to intercede for his people, we can use our present positions to serve God.

Let’s spend time in prayer, asking God to clear the way, that we might be of service to Him in the location He has placed us. Life is filled with divine appointments and before us are wonderful opportunities to turn our secular environment into holy ground.