Today’s Devotional – May 13th (Do One Thing!)

By admin On May 12th, 2014

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Today’s Devotional – May 13th

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“Do One Thing!”

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There was a man from Brazil, Brazil Indiana, that is!

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His name was Orville. And Orville had a lifetime devotion to one thing:

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Popcorn!

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Yes, even as a boy on his parents farm, Orville sometimes sold popcorn from the back of a truck to the locals in that area.

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After agriculture college, Orville, went on to start his own popcorn company in 1970.

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At first he was going to call it RedBow Popcorn, until an advertising agency charged him 13,000 dollars for advice: “Name it Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn”, they counseled him!

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And this superior popcorn took off like a rocket! 

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Orville Redenbacher – 1979 – Wikipedia – Public domain

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ORVILLE’S PHILOSOPHY: “DO ONE THING!”

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Well, in 1974, Orville began using television to advertise his product. And he used a successful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Orville_Redenbacher_1979.jpgslogan, which he told his children and grandchildren… “Do one thing, and do it better than everyone else!” 

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Of course, this was his mantra regarding his popcorn! Because, that was all he sold: popcorn! And so, Orville lived by his motto.

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“Do one thing, and do it better than everyone else”, certainly sounds like a great business philosophy, doesn’t it?

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Do one thing and do it better than everyone else!

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Orville Redenbacher – 1979 – Wikipedia – Public domain

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ORVILLE’S WISDOM TRANSLATED!

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Now, the Bible tells us that the people of the world are wiser in their generation, “…than the children of light.” Luke 16:8. 

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Yes, if only God’s people would translate Orville Redenbacher’s philosophy into our spiritual life, we would be miles ahead in our walk with the Lord, than we are now!

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If only we, God’s Church, would have combined  Orville’s philosophy into the great commission given to us: the great commission to purify our hearts and minds into the likeness of Christ, the world would have fallen, ere long before this!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – companys-coming – revised

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THE WORLD HAS NOT FALLEN!

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woman of Revelation 12 In Travail-www.signsofheaven.org

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Listen… “We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.” Isaiah 26:18.

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Yes, this prophecy from Isaiah is especially given for us today!

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We have not brought forth Jesus Christ!

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Instead, the Church has been so busily pursuing the prosperity of earthly riches, and self-indulgent pleasures, that we have shunned, to a great extent, our one-and-only requirement: to purify our hearts from all double-mindedness and selfishness!

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Woman of Revelation 12 In Travail – www.signsofheaven.org

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SOME VERY GOOD NEWS!

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But there is hope! Yes, God is still willing for His chosen ones to get busy and finish up the work: to get fully engaged in the task of filling up our hearts and minds with the pure words of wisdom and truth, from the Bible!

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“Thy Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:11

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And then, when His chosen and elect ones fully reflect the life and likeness of Jesus, the world will see the terribly awesome light and power of Christ shining out from His people, and only then will the world’s inhabitants fall, as Isaiah proclaims!

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Transfiguration bloch wikimedia commons US public domain

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LET’S GET BUSY!

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And so, Orville Redenbacher conquered the world of popcorn, because he did that one thing better than anyone else!https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100326-N-4774B-066_Chaplain_Lt._Jason_Gregory_reads_bible_verses_on_the_weather_deck_aboard_the_guided-missile_cruiser_USS_Bunker_Hill_(CG_52).jpg

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So too, God’s people need to emulate what Orville did, only in the context of conquering Mount Sion!

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Yes, we need to put away all the time-consuming hobbies, and worldly ambitions, and even our time-consuming ministries, and begin to focus on one thing, and one thing only: to die that death to self, so that Christ can freely live out His perfect and glorious life through us!

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And then, whether at work, or at home, or at leisure with our family, our focus would be on Christ, and His Word, and how we might reflect His life to all around us!

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Bible Study Group – Wikimedia – Share-Alike License

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to get busy with the task of crucifying the “Old Man” within! Give me the desire to put away any pleasures, pursuits or even the energy-sapping ministry that might be interfering with the purification of my heart…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place” or you can also read… “Fleeing to the Mountains, Part 3: The Abomination in My Heart”

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THE END

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

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THE 7 STARS IMITATE ORION

LOCATING THESE TWO CONSTELLATIONS

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The Cross of Orion Constellation star-chart

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This phenomenon begins in October, in the pre-dawn hours. It then begins a little earlier each night.

This Wikipedia star-chart to the left, has this Orion Constellation sketched in. You must locate Orion, when it is mid-sky, between east and west. You’ll be facing southward most likely, unless you are far south. Try to imagine it as a Cross on a steep hill. The 3-star belt of Orion becomes the crest of the hill. The 3 very faint stars that make up Orion’s head become the very top of the Cross.

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Next, locate the 7 Stars Constellation. This 7 Stars Constellation is seen by facing northward. It stands upright a little later in the night. Eventually, Orion will lay down and no longer be seen as an uplifted Cross! Beginning in November, the 7 Stars (AKA Big Dipper) can be seen as a Cross a little bit later in evening.

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When you are comfortable in locating Orion & The 7 Stars Constellations, then show a friend. This can be a great witnessing tool!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “’7 Stars’ Imitate ‘The Cross of Orion’”

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TOMORROW:

“May 14th (The Greatest Mission-Field: My Soul!)”

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above picture: Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.org – Public Domain

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