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Seeing the Ordinary as Extraordinary (via YOU DECIDE)

Seeing the Ordinary as Extraordinary Seeing the Ordinary as Extraordinary TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Thursday, September 08 2011 "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10:31). Our Lord never saw the mundane activities as ordinary. Whether He healed the sick or sat around the fire with the disciples, He did not see one activity as spiritual and the other non-spiritual. Life was lived as a holy service to His Heave … Read More

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The Place of Tears (via YOU DECIDE)

The Place of Tears The Place of Tears TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Thursday, September 08 2011 "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death" (Mt 26:38). Often the place of our greatest pain becomes the place of our greatest triumph. Gethsemane was the place of Jesus' greatest trial. Three times He asked the Father to let this trial pass. It was not to be. The Father sent His Son to the cross to pay a debt owed by humanity. Jesus was faced with … Read More

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When Service Exceeds Devotion (via YOU DECIDE)

When Service Exceeds Devotion When Service Exceeds Devotion TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Wednesday, September 07 2011 "She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said" (Luke 10:39-40). A story is told of a western missionary group that was sitting with a foreign visitor planning strategy for an upcoming evangelistic trip to his country. One man led in prayer, asking for God's help in planning their activities. The visitor w … Read More

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Dying for Lack of Knowledge (via YOU DECIDE)

Dying for Lack of Knowledge Dying for Lack of Knowledge TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Wednesday, September 07 2011 "The Lord's anger burned against Uzzah, and He struck him down because he had put his hand on the ark. So he died there before God." 1 Chronicles 13:10 A business friend of mine confessed that he did not like to read. He found it a difficult discipline. I replied, "If you do not commit yourself to knowing what is in God's Word and following it, … Read More

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2 Samuel 15:1-18 (via ChristianBlessings)

2 Samuel 15:1-18 2 Samuel 15:1-18    The poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge once described friendship as “a sheltering tree.” What a beautiful description of that special relationship.  As I read those words, I think of my friends as great, leafy trees, who spread themselves over me, providing shade from the sun, whose presence is a shade from the sun, whose presence is a stand against the blast of winter’s lonely winds. A great, sheltering tree; that’s a friend. David … Read More

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The Crosswalk (via ChristianBlessings)

The Crosswalk  I came across this and thought it is ok to share here :) The Crosswalk Every once in a while, a seemingly-simple email comes around that ends up being quite profound. This is one of them. . . . . Awesome!! We complain about the cross we bear but don't realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot. Whatever your cross, whatever your pain, there will always be sunshine, after the rain…. Perhaps you may stumble … Read More

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The Necessity of the Desert (via YOU DECIDE)

The Necessity of the Desert The Necessity of the Desert TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Tuesday, September 06 2011 …"I have become an alien in a foreign land." Exodus 2:22 God's preparation of a leader involves training, extended times of waiting, pain, rejection, and isolation. Are you ready to sign up? Moses was brought up in Pharaoh's court. He had the very best of everything-education, clothing, food, and personal care. But there came a time when the ma … Read More

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Creating Your Niche (via YOU DECIDE)

Creating Your Niche TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Tuesday, September 06 2011 "Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number; but my dove, my perfect one, is unique…" (Song of Solomon 6:8-9). Every business must have a unique niche if you wish to separate yourself from others to compete in the marketplace. This is especially true if you are competing in an industry that is very crowded with competition and low price is … Read More

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Called to the Ministry (via YOU DECIDE)

Called to the Ministry Called to the Ministry TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Monday, September 05 2011 "Usually a person should keep on with the work he was doing when God called him" (I Cor. 7: 20 TLB). We've all heard stories of men or women in the workplace that left their jobs for the "ministry." Certainly God does call people into vocational ministry. However, many times this move is more rooted in dissatisfaction with a career combined with a spir … Read More

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Significance (via YOU DECIDE)

Significance Significance TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Monday, September 05 2011 "May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands." Psalm 90:17 Many of us begin our careers with the goal of achieving success. If we haven't entered our work as a result of God's calling, we will eventually face a chasm of deep frustration and emptiness. Success flatters but does not p … Read More

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Moving With the Cloud (via YOU DECIDE)

Moving With the Cloud Moving With the Cloud TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Saturday, September 03 2011 "Whether by day or by night, whenever the cloud lifted, they set out." Numbers 9:21b God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, and they had to pass through the desert on their way to the Promised Land. God was their guide by means of a cloud that appeared overhead. When it moved, they moved. When it stopped, they stopped – sometimes a day, a week, even … Read More

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The Perfectionist (via YOU DECIDE)

The Perfectionist The Perfectionist TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Sunday, September 04 2011 "Moses said to the LORD, 'O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue'" (Ex 4:10). One of the greatest affronts you can commit against God is to refuse His calling that He has placed upon you. Imagine arguing with your Creator and telling him you know better than Him. That … Read More

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Changing Our Paradigm (via YOU DECIDE)

Changing Our Paradigm Changing Our Paradigm TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Sunday, September 04 2011 "While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, 'Simon, three men are looking for you. So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.'" Acts 10:19-20 Peter had never preached to the Gentiles. In fact, he believed it was against Jewish law to associate with the Gentiles. God needed to change … Read More

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Are You Useful? (via YOU DECIDE)

Are You Useful? Are You Useful? TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Saturday, September 03 2011 "Formerly he was useless to you, but now he has become useful both to you and to me" (Philem 11). Paul's letter to Philemon reveals something about a man named Onesimus. At one time, Paul viewed Onesimus as useless. But while Paul was in chains he treated Onesimus as a son. Something changed in this man that made him useful instead of useless. When Jesus me … Read More

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Beware of Mixture (via YOU DECIDE)

Beware of Mixture Beware of Mixture TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Friday, September 02 2011 "Then they said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt'" (Ex 32:4). Moses had gone up onto Mount Sinai to meet with God and receive the Ten Commandments. He left his brother Aaron in charge. Aaron had been mentored by his brother Moses. However, we learn that Aaron still has vestiges of Egypt residing in him. He had not had a compl … Read More

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The Art of Waiting (via YOU DECIDE)

The Art of Waiting The Art of Waiting TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Tuesday, August 23 2011 “By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them….”Exodus 13:21 How are you at waiting on God? How do you determine if God is giving you the green light to move forward? Many workplace believers make the mistake of adding up all the pluses and then concluding that God has given them the green light. Several factors go into making a de … Read More

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Faithfulness to Convict (via YOU DECIDE)

Faithfulness to Convict Faithfulness to Convict TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Thursday, September 01 2011 "When He comes, He will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment." John 16:8 I had recently come back from a mountaintop experience. As I attempted to get back into my routine, I found a great cloud of oppression come over me. Each day I attempted to press through it, but with no success. Fear, anxiety, doubt, and u … Read More

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True Repentance (via YOU DECIDE)

True Repentance True Repentance TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Wednesday, August 31 2011 "Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death."2 Corinthians 7:10 What does it mean to repent? When you or I wrong another person, or we sin against God, do we simply say we are sorry and move on? A few years ago I was involved in a business situation that taught me a great lesson. A client sever … Read More

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“All My Sins Behind Your Back” ( Isaiah 39: 17, HCSB ) by Carley Evans (via Grace Partakers)

"All My Sins Behind Your Back" ( Isaiah 39: 17, HCSB ) by Carley Evans In a poem addressed to the Lord God Almighty, Hezekiah praises Him, writing: "Your Love has delivered me from the Pit of destruction, for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back." This same king, perhaps only a few days later, has a visit from the son of Baladan, the king of Babylon. Merodach-baladan brings letters and a gift because Baladan has heard that Hezekiah was sick but is recovered from his illness. Hezekiah is so happy with the gif … Read More

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Stories (via ChristianBlessings)

Stories Stories Matthew13 Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They become remarkable vehicles for the communication of truth and meaningful lessons that cannot be easily forgotten, If a picture is better than a thousand words, a story is better than million! Some of the best stories are those spun from everyday life or from our past. Family histories are held together and handed down from generation to generation in stories. … Read More

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Confronting Your Industry Culture (via YOU DECIDE)

Confronting Your Industry Culture Confronting Your Industry Culture TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Tuesday, August 30 2011 "Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. "It is written," he said to them, 'My house will be called a house of prayer, but you a … Read More

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Defining Moments (via YOU DECIDE)

Defining Moments Defining Moments TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman Tuesday, August 30 2011 "As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him."Acts 9:3 For Moses, it was the burning bush. For Peter, it was walking on water. For Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, it was walking through the burning furnace unt … Read More

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Casting The First Stone! (via ChristianBlessings)

Casting The First Stone!       She was crying in terror as she was dragged through the streets, she was dragged out her home in the middle of afternoon, by some of the top leaders of her religion, she was accused of adultery, and in fact she was caught in the act. Now being dragged through the streets, horror of what was waiting for her was tearing her heart apart. It was not death tha … Read More

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Giving and Receiving (via YOU DECIDE)

Giving and Receiving Giving and Receiving TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Monday, August 29 2011 "Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account" (Phil 4:17). The apostle Paul had a tent-making business. However, over time, it was evident that more and more of his time was being given to vocational ministry activities. Tha … Read More

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