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Significance - Fullfilling Your God Given Purpose

Written by Tami Bixby Saturday, 08 September 2012 02:57
"May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us- yes, establish the work of our hands." Psalm 90:17

Failing to match our work with our giftedness and calling is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  If thst happens over an extended period, a person crashes.

TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman

Written by Tami Bixby Thursday, 24 May 2012 10:15

"In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys." - Genesis 30:43

Jacob left his homeland after suffering a broken relationship with Esau for stealing the family blessing. He went to work for his uncle Laban where he stayed for 20 years. It came time for him to leave, but he had no physical assets to show for those years under Laban. Laban had taken advantage of his nephew in every way. (In some ways, Jacob was reaping the seed he had sown his entire life as a manipulator and controller.) Nevertheless, God's hand was on Jacob, and He had plans to prosper him. However, Jacob had one problem - he had no resources of his own. For Jacob to launch out on his own, he would need resources. In those days, resources often meant large flocks of animals. God gave Jacob a dream that resulted in a strategy for creating wealth by multiplying his sheep. Even though Laban sought to thwart Jacob's efforts, God overcame the evil in Laban to allow Jacob to prosper.

There are many important lessons for us in this story. First, when God decides it is time to move you into a larger place of His calling, He has the ability to provide the resources you need to support the call. God gave Jacob a dream that resulted in a strategy never used before to build wealth. It was totally from God's hand. It was creative and new. God called Jacob to move out after he had demonstrated his faithfulness in 20 years of serving Laban. He learned to live under authority and served Laban faithfully, even though he knew he was being taken advantage of.

God will do the same for you and me. However, a word of caution: Be sure the strategy is born from above, and not from self-effort. The difficulty for most of us workplace believers is to learn the difference between the strategies born of God versus the strategy of self-effort.

Today God Is First (TGIF) devotional message, Copyright by Os Hillman, Marketplace Leaders.

How to get more business

Written by Tami Bixby Wednesday, 19 January 2011 21:30
Anyone interested in growing your business? As many of you know, I am a HUGE proponent of partnerships, promotions, customer loyalty opportunities and giveaways as great mechanisms to accomplish growth.  WHY? How does it works?  

10 Things That Make A Great Website

Written by Lance Thompson Tuesday, 19 October 2010 09:09
What makes a "great" website? There are lots of subjective things such as color scheme, the design, photos used, etc that go into making a website but what are some concrete things that every website should have in order to make it great? Here is my top 10 list of things that should be done on every website, regardless of business type or target audience.

Key Secret To Better Search Engine Rankings: TIME

Written by Lance Thompson Wednesday, 06 October 2010 14:57
People ask me all the time how they can get their website to rank higher in the search engines. There are literally hundreds of things you can do to improve your organic search engine rankings, but one overriding fact applies to getting better rankings: TIME. We've all heard the old adage, "You get out of it what you put into it". That is definitely true when it comes to search engine rankings.

Prayer For Des Moines Businesses

Written by Tami Bixby Tuesday, 05 October 2010 09:59
As we pray for new wells of revival, we pray for new economic wells in Des Moines to be created.

So Lord we ask you for Favor for our city, natural resources released, blessing and .....

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Written by Tami Bixby Tuesday, 05 October 2010 09:15
We all want the success of the big guys. Ever wonder how some businesses create it and others just don't? I would suggest that when you don't create what you want, you create excuses to ease the pain of not having it. How many things could you accomplish in your business if excuses weren't an option? What if there were some keys and tips to helping you create those results?
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