Dear God, Thank you 4 sending special people into our lives. I think of a very few who have meant so much 2 me and been such an encouragement and inspiration. I appreciate them so much...and miss the ones who have left this earth 2b w/You in eternity. Thank you, God, 4 the Holy Spirit, the Great Comforter who fills my heart, lifts my spirit, satisfies my soul, and brings your presence into my life. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
God is the God of Success
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
"If u fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give u today, the LORD your God will set u high above all the nations on earth" (Deut 28:1-2).
Our God is a God of success. You are created 2b a success. Success is rooted in our relationship w/God, not in our abilities. When our abilities are separated from our relationship w/God, success is short-lived.
"All these blessings will come upon u and accompany u IF u obey the LORD your God: U will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock - the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. U will be blessed when u come in and blessed when u go out. The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against u will be defeated b4 u. They will come at u from one direction but flee from u in 7. The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything u put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless u in the land he is giving u" (Deut 28:2-8).
Sometimes God allows u 2 fail in order 4 u 2 succeed. Each of us must first experience our own death and resurrection from our old nature. This is 4 u 2 learn Who the source of true success is. You will be amazed how easy success will come when your life is in proper alignment w/the purposes of God.
Today, reaffirm your commitment 2 follow His ways in all that u do. This will ensure God's purposes will be fulfilled in u.
Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.