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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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