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GOD WHERE ARE YOU!

God where are you? This question has been asked probably  by almost every one on earth, regardless  of thier  believe.

We all have those moments which has no way out written all over it?! As I sat  in the front yard of our friends home the “The: where are you God came out of my mouth!”followed by please talk to me , help me, at least tell me what to do? For a time that seemed as forever time! There was  no reply, just flys buzzing And doing what flys do!? “Being annoying!”seagulls

No, God was not answering me.  my mind started  the serch for  why God is not answeg me, for logicly the foult was mine, so I started going through my brains cabinet  of sins(which we all have), and pulled the file marked TOP SECRET, and in that file  pulled the very thick folder labeled sins againest God, as i went through page after page, the result was the same, at end of each page, and in some cases more than one page there was a Red stamp which read “paid in full, owned by Jesus!”

Now the above process  took some time (few minutes,  well it seemed longer:”) I needed to focus  and think, well for time that it took me  to go through  my heads file cabinet I was totally absent minded about my  problems that got me asking  the question “Where are you God?” In the first place.

God was not answering me, and yet He was!

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And sudenly the time stood still as a cardinal flew by me and stood on the short fence facing me, tobe followed by a dove, not a white  dove as you might be expecting  if you have been reading so far,but your every day  ordinary  dove, but dove nonetheless.

As the dove flew  away, a white  small  buterfly flew gracefully around me as if to say : hey  all would be fine mr.  If that wasn’t enough to set  my mind at ease the shows final  act apeared dressed as a ladybug crawling up my knee and  stoping on my hand  and looking at my face  before flying away.

Before  i went out to the yard God was talking to me, but i ws not hearing  Him, He reminded me that no matter what I go through He is always with me, and His Son owns my sins when he paid with His blood on calvary .

Remember  no matter what you are going through the foot print on the sand is not yours ,but Gods😄

Spiritual Warfare

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Spiritual Warfare
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Tuesday, February 26 2013

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood….” – Ephesians 6:12

Have you ever heard someone say, “I will never do business with another Christian”? I hear this comment quite often in my dealings with Christian workplace believers. This comment represents the battle that rages against us by the enemy of our soul to destroy the witness and effectiveness of Christian workplace believers. We must realize that we are in a war – a war for the souls of men, a war to discredit all that a Christian stands for, a war that is designed to divide Christian against Christian.

Satan’s ploy in the life of Christian workplace believers is to do several things to make them ineffective as soldiers in the workplace. First, he wants to discredit them by allowing them to fail other people in their professional services. This often shows up in failing to perform what they committed to do or performing in an unsatisfactory way. Sometimes, this is a result of a downright failure of the workplace believer to perform with excellence. In other cases, it may be a misunderstanding in the midst of the service that causes strife and division instigated by the enemy.

The result in both cases is the same: a division among Christians and even non-Christians, further resulting in a damaged witness for Christ. The apostle Peter admonishes us to “live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us” (1 Pet. 2:12).

There are times when each of us is thrust into situations out of our control. Sometimes this results in our inability to pay a bill on time, or to deliver a service. Defeating satan in these battles requires extra communication with those with whom we are dealing. If the motive of your heart is to do right, then God will give you favor in order to work through these difficult spots. Ask God today to show you where the enemy is seeking to make you ineffective.

We wage a spiritual war that is not flesh and blood. We must fight this war with spiritual weapons applied to practical daily living.

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God’s Chosen Few

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God‘s Chosen Few
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Thursday, December 13 2012

But those who suffer He delivers in their suffering; He speaks to them in their affliction. – Job 36:15

He was born with cerebral palsy in South Africa. He barely survived his birth. He did not walk until he was four years old. One leg was longer than the other and he could not speak well. For most of his life, his hands shook and he had little control over them. Feelings of rejection and bitterness at his plight were common occurrences during his growing-up years. During his school years, he was chastised by kids and generally rejected by society.

At age 17, his father felt led to take his son to a healing service. That night, the young boy’s leg divinely grew two inches. He no longer walked with a limp. Bradley met the Savior and began to grow in his intimacy with Him. God began to speak to him and show him things. Prayer became his source of comfort and strength. God gave him insights about people and situations, bringing blessing to all who encountered him. Today, this young man travels around the world as an internationally known intercessor and founder of a school of intercessory prayer. Literally hundreds of hours of knowledge about the way God speaks to His children have been birthed in and through this young man.

One evening Bradley walked forward in a meeting of about 40 workplace believers and handed a note to the leader during a Christian business conference. The note was for someone in the room, but Bradley did not know whom it was for. It was the last day of a 40-day fast for this writer. The message gave a specific description of what I had been experiencing the two years leading up to that night. Nobody would have known such details. I knew it was for me. It was a miraculous “telegram from God” that provided confirmation and encouragement of where God was taking me. God used one broken man to speak to another broken man.

God’s ways are not our ways. His preparation of His warriors seems cruel and hurtful at times. His ways are much higher than ours. Trust the God of the universe that He can orchestrate the events of your life when they seem the darkest.

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The Coming Wealth Transfer

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The Coming Wealth Transfer
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
Wednesday, October 24 2012

But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous(Prov 13:22).

In the last days there will be a transfer of wealth into the hands of the righteous for the purpose of funding a great harvest of souls and for believers to have greater influence on society in the name of Christ. This will happen in at least four ways.

1. Supernatural Transfer – Like the Israelites leaving Egypt, Christians and non-profit organizations will receive major gifts from individuals or foundations to carryout their Christian mission. In 2004, the Salvation Army received one of the largest gifts ever for Christian ministry via the founder’s wife of McDonald’s, Joan Kroc, in the amount of 1.5 billion dollars.

2. Power to Make WealthGod is going to give witty inventions to believers throughout the world that will generate wealth. This has already begun. “But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today” (Deut 8:18).

3. Social Entrepreneurship – Just as Joseph was entrusted with the resources of Egypt to solve a societal problem resulting from a famine in the land, God is going to transfer money to believers who are solving societal problems. Governments will fund private enterprises because government is not been able to do it.

4. Wealthy Individual “Conversions” ? Finally, many non-believers who are wealthy will become Christians in these last days and will begin to use their wealth for Kingdom purposes.

The transfer of wealth is designed to accelerate God’s activity on the earth, not to simply make believers wealthy. Pray that God uses your work life call to accelerate His Kingdom on earth. And pray that God raises up good stewards of wealth.

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Are You Salty?

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Are You Salty?
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Friday, October 19 2012

“Everyone will be salted with fire.”Mark 9:49

Jesus used parables to communicate principles of the Kingdom of God. He said each believer’s life should have the same impact on his or her world as salt has on food. Salt gives food flavor and brings out the best, while at the same time it serves as a preservative.

What allows a Christian to become salty? Fire. God knows that each believer needs a degree of testing by fire in order for Christ‘s fragrance to be manifested. We cannot become salty without this deeper work of the Holy Spirit‘s fire in our lives. Fire purifies all that is not of Christ. It takes away all the impurities that prevent His nature from being revealed in us.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed (1 Peter 1:6-7). Are you a salty Christian? If not, pray a prayer that the immature are unwilling to pray. Pray that God makes you a salty Christian. It will result in praise and glory at the throne of God.

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Being a Shelter for Those in Need

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Being a Shelter for Those in Need
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman
Tuesday, August 07 2012

“Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.”Isaiah 32:2

Have you ever walked in a dry, hot climate for an extended time? The sun beats down, sweat begins to pour off your brow, and your throat and mouth are parched with thirst. A little shade, a slight breeze, or a cool drink becomes the greatest thing one could value at the moment.

When you and I walk with Christ in the workplace, we become that kind of oasis for non-Christians. However, they may not recognize it at the time. Let’s face it, the workplace is pretty tough, especially when Christ is not in the center of it.

When a person becomes aware of their need of Christ through you or me, we have become a shelter from the wind. We become their refuge from the storms of life.

Someone once said that you and I might be the only Bible someone ever reads, so we need to be something worth reading. Are you available to be that shelter for a non-believing friend? If so, then you may open the eyes of someone who has been blind his whole life. What an incredible blessing to know you were the instrument God used to bring a person into the Kingdom of God.

“Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears of those who hear will listen” (Isaiah 32:3).

Getting Refueled

 

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Getting Refueled

  TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Monday,

July 16 2012
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed(Mark 1:35-36).

How do you get refueled? When our cars run low on fuel, we simply drop by the local filling station to get more fuel. When our bodies are hungry, we feed them. How do we refuel our spiritual lives? We can learn from the example Jesus modeled in His life.

In the New Testament we see that Jesus had a very demanding schedule. He traveled from town to town, often walking many miles between the towns. He spent a lot of time with people. As a speaker and teacher I can tell you that it is very draining to minister for extended periods. Your body and your spirit becomes fatigued.

The day before the above scripture was recorded, Jesus had a full day of ministry healing the sick, delivering people from demons and walking to different cities (Mark 1:29-37). The following day it says Jesus got up before the sun rose and went to pray. The disciples were wondering where He was.

When Jesus was on earth, He was fully man. Everything He did was based upon receiving specific directions and power from His father to do them. He was not operating as God, but as a human being with the same limitations you and I have. So, Jesus knew one of the key ways to refuel His mind, body and spirit was by spending time in prayer to His Heavenly Father.

This is a critical discipline for every follower of Jesus if you expect to have power and victory in your Christian walk. We each need to find a solitary place to focus upon the Lord, His Word and His input for our lives.

If this is not a part of your daily experience, why not start tomorrow with a few minutes of focused time of reading and prayer. You will be encouraged with the new spiritual focus you will have by making this a priority.