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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

Supernaturally Prego


"Then Joshua told the people, 'Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.'"  Joshua 3:5

What does it mean to "consecrate"?  To set apart.  Are you set apart for the amazing thing that God wants to do in your life?  Setting yourself apart doesn't mean hiding out.  It doesn’t mean quarantining yourself from the world, but it does mean being set apart for the purpose God has on your life.

Consecration is about holiness…preparing yourself for the special work, the ultimate destiny that God has for you.  He wants to do something really awesome in our lives, but it's hard for him to negotiate through our clogged lives sometimes.  We are often stopped up with things that are hindrances to our destiny.  These can include big things, small things, actually anything we allow to get in between us and God.

The "things" are different for each of us.  Is there something -- anything, that God has prompted you to lay aside for him?  God requires different sacrifices of us all because quite frankly, we don't all have the same idols!   What have you allowed to take priority in your life over God?  What negative habit have you allowed to creep in which has become a hindrance to your walk?   Most people desire the amazing destiny that God has promised for them, but don't want to do the work of separating themselves from that which hinders, to acquire it.  To cross your Jordan river, you've got to do the work of consecration first.   

I am so ready for the amazing work that God wants to do in my life, in my family in Celebration.  This is a huge week for us.  We're going to be making a big announcement Sunday, and some things are going on behind the scenes that nobody knows about and won't know about for a while.  I feel pregnant!  And all my friends know...I love being pregnant!  

*To clarify, as much as I'd love to be, I'm not pregnant in the natural sense of the word.  But in the supernatural?  Oh yes, I'm totally prego!  Expectancy in overdrive! 

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