Fully Briefed

It’s a troublesome thing to not be briefed on the day. To come in and find the day starting with the night having been full of activity and to have to assume a position in haste, not being fully briefed, is dangerous and disheartening. It is dangerous for officers and dangerous for inmates. God never starts the day in haste. He is aware of what happened and what is going to happen. Every day, He gives us what we need to face the rigors of our job. Not every day is chaotic, but every day has the potential to be chaos. We are to seek God early. Psalm 63:1 says, “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is” and we find in Isaiah 26:9, “With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” Early for some may be AM or PM depending on your watch. Whatever the time, allow God to brief you and give you words of encouragement and strength.

“God places no confidence in saints and angels; he employs both, but trusts neither with his service, without giving them fresh supplies of strength and wisdom for it, as knowing they are not sufficient of themselves, neither more nor better than His grace makes them.”

—Matthew Henry

This post was written by
Founder of Heirs of Restraint Ministries & Missouri Correctional Officer
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