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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

This isn't the end...

Facebook was buzzing last night with the news of Osama bin Laden's death.  I heard about it there before any other news agency.  By and large people were overjoyed that they got some long awaited closure.

I do see that justice has been served...our military, the finest in the world, has done the hands on work in getting this mission done.  Now Bin Laden has also finally been judged by his maker and has gone on to his final reward.

For our country, it is not permanent closure - on the contrary, this will undoubtedly anger al Qaeda'  even more and the threat level will go up higher.  They have threatened a "nuclear hellstorm" if he was ever captured or killed.  What does this mean?

Intercessors are needed more than ever before.  Our military will do what our military does - their very best to keep America safe, but there is only one sure foundation that we can turn to, and that is Almighty God.  There is a need for intercessors as never before who will stay awake in the midnight hour and pray for our country.

Last night I did feel the same sense of closure that millions of others felt, however moments later I immediately began to pray for the safety of our nation.  Many times God wakes me up in the middle of the night to pray for our nation, or a specific city.  At times I wake up the next morning and find out nothing happened.   Do I consider that time wasted?  NO!!  I say, "Yes!  Prayer worked!"  When we intercede, we won't always know what was going on behind the scenes when God wakes us up.  We have to be faithful to do it, even though we may never understand the magnitude or the details.



Anonymous said…
I have mixed emotions about this. What's done is done. As a follower of Jesus, God always desires, and so should we, that all come to repentance. Even though OBL is dead, another will take his place. I have been fighting a spirit of fear today because my brother and family are serving the Lord in the Middle East, in a country training terrorists. Yes, you are so correct, we must pray!!
Melissa Davis said…

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