I love it when God answers a prayer so directly.

Dear Friends,

Don’t you love it when God answers a prayer in a way that you know it was Him?

Two weekends ago I participated in a national conference called Impact Summit. Over 500 workplace leaders came together in Washington, DC. The event was co-sponsored with the Bible Museum, a project funded by Hobby Lobby and the Green family. You must visit the Museum when in Washington!

Several heads of workplace ministries participated in this meeting. We had a special luncheon for just the leaders on that Saturday. This is where my prayer got answered.

I have been sensing I need to host an international conference on the 7 cultural mountains in 2019. My plans include having major leaders who operate at the top of one of the 7 cultural mountains of business, government, education, family, media, arts & entertainment and the church.

My first choice for the government mountain is Dr. Ben Carson. However, I have no personal connection to Dr. Carson. So, I prepared a letter of invitation and prayed that God would allow me to connect with him at the event (He was a speaker at our event).

During the lunch meeting with other leaders we each had to introduce ourselves to the group. One man began his introduction this way: “I am with such and such ministry. However, I also represent Dr. Ben Carson….”

There was my connection!

I introduced myself to the man and gave him my personal letter of invitation for Ben Carson. He was delighted to give it to him.

Whether Carson can be my speaker is another issue. However, God did answer my prayer to find a way to give him an invitation. And to give him a gift of my signed TGIF devotional with a note of encouragement.

Everyday we try to help you and other leaders learn to walk with God in your own workplace. Recently I got this letter from one reader:

Good Morning,
I know it might be a long shot for someone to read and respond to this email. However, I wanted to reach out and thank you for your daily devotionals. I have been reading and archiving your devotionals for more than 3 years. It’s more than just your run of the mill feel good message. Your devotions challenge us all to give God our praise and release our sorrows. It sets a tone for encouragement as each of us may be battling our own war at home, at the office, with family, faux friends, loss of a loved one, or financial ruin. So again thank you for reaching countless hearts and turning their eyes upon the One who will meet their needs and love them wherever they may be in life.
God’s love and all of mine,
Sharon T.

Would you help us continue to serve men and women around the world who need encouragement to live out their faith at work by supporting TGIF TodayGodIsFirst?

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Your donation of $10, $25 or $100 makes such a big difference in getting TGIF into more hands and encouraging people like Sharon. For a donation of any size I want to send you a free download of an interview with David Green, CEO and founder of Hobby Lobby. You will be inspired when you hear how David gave his $4.5 billion dollar business, Hobby Lobby, to the Lord.

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Thanks so much for partnering with TGIF. Monthly gifts are especially helpful. When you become a monthly giver of any size, we will send you a monthly resource to encourage your walk with God in your work life call. Plus, you become a member of our TGIF Partner Private Facebook.   Click here to make a donation.

God bless you for partnering with us.



Os Hillman

P.S. For a donation of any size I want to send you a free download of an interview with David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby. When you become a monthly giver of any size, we will send you a monthly resource to encourage your walk with God in your work life call. Plus, you become a member of our TGIF Partner Private Facebook.    Click here to make a donation.

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We receive hundreds of letters each week testifying to the Holy Spirit’s use of these devotional messages. Here are just a few comments from readers…

“A friend put me on to your TGIF marketplace meditations. As we’ve never met, I don’t know how you do it! Who has been giving you all of this personal information about my working life? My wife won’t own up so I’m stuck.”

…..”How do you do it — consistently, every day, you hit a home run with your writing. The devotionals touch my heart in a different way each time I read them — and when I pass them along, they touch others as well.”……

“What I have learned with the help of your devotional, God’s Word, and the Holy Spirit is that I must let the Lord do the work.”

How about you? Have you personally benefited from receiving these daily messages of encouragement and challenge? If so, would you consider partnering with us financially and through prayer?

Our Measurable Goals

1. To increase distribution of TGIF Today God Is First daily devotionals to as many men and women in the workplace as possible.
2. To encourage churches, businesses, and parachurch organizations to host and subscribe their members to TGIF Today God Is First daily devotionals.
3. To develop additional resources, including teaching and training materials, to help men and women live their faith and calling in and through the workplace.

  • To break down the wall of secular versus sacred.
  • To bring revival to the workplace.
  • To help business people see their work as their calling and ministry.
  • To engage more workplace Christians in the “work of the ministry.”
  • To see the power of God manifested in the workplace.

If You Believe These Are Worthy Goals, Why Not Join Us As A TGIF Today God Is First Supporter?

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