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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

Why I woke up yesterday at the crack of dawn to go to church...


My alarm goes off each Sunday well before the sun comes up, and I head to church.

It's not  because I'm a pastor. 

It's not because I'm "religious".

I'm not religious.  Doing something "religiously" just means you do it over and over again.  I used to eat brownies over and over again but it never brought me a miracle - it only made me fatter.

It's not because I have a lack of other things to do.  I have a plethora of other things to do.


I don't go because I have to, I go because I get to! (Psalm 84)

I don't go hesitating...I go EXPECTING.   That's right, pregnant with anticipation!!!


My Jesus saves!
My Jesus heals!
My Jesus baptizes in the Holy Spirit!
My Jesus restores lives!
My Jesus breaks addictions!
My Jesus turns the hearts of the children back to the fathers and mothers!
My Jesus is the cure for what doctors say can't be cured!
My Jesus does the impossible!  The unthinkable!  The unimaginable!
My Jesus is still working, doing miracles in the earth today!
My Jesus has never stopped doing miracles -- on the contrary He's just WAITING FOR BELIEVERS TO ASK HIM TO DO THEM.  (Matthew 18:19, John 14:13, Luke 11:9-13 among many others)

We ASK!
And we ask some more! 
And still, we ask again!!!!!

BECAUSE HE ANSWERS.

When my alarm goes off I have SOMETHING WORTH WAKING UP FOR.

 I go EXPECTING MIRACLES.  Not because I'm there, but because Jesus is.

Comments

Rhonda said…
I don't go hesitating...I go EXPECTING. That's right, pregnant with anticipation!! I LOVE that!!! You have such a way with words that it makes me want to steal everything you write - baahaaahaha!

Awesome post - are you guys are FAR from religious :)

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