Today we did the first of two ‘Beat the Box Office’ contests with the Ohio State Fair, to win tickets to see Zach Williams and We The Kingdom on August 1st.
Today’s question: Zach Williams was born in Pensacola, Florida, but calls what city and state home?
Answer? Jonesboro, Arkansas!
Congratulations to Rodney from Gambier, who got the answer right and wins the pair of tickets!
SYNERGY may not be a word you use every day, but hopefully you put it into practice every day. It is the idea that two people working together on a project, can accomplish more than they could working on the same project, separately. Working together can be difficult, you may have to surrender your individual will for the good of the team. In a society deluged with advocates touting messages of individualism, the old Biblical theme of unity still holds great value.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor”. Or, if you go fur ther back to the creation story, God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18), so He created someone to help the man so the two of them could work together.
At a state fair in Southern California there was an event where horses were being hitched to sleds piled high with weights, to see which horse could pull the most weight. Two horses individually pulled 9,000 pounds. They then hitched these two strongest horses together on the same wagon. The horses didn’t pull 18,000 pounds – a doubling of their individual efforts, instead; together, in true teamwork, they pulled 35,000 pounds.
We could use some of that kind of team work in Congress, in our churches, and in our families!
When asked what he considered the most valuable skill in employees, John D. Rockefeller once replied, “The ability to get along with people!” One of my professors in Bible College used to say that the devil works in subtraction and division while God works in addition and multiplication. If you look around our world today, I think you will agree that we more division or subtraction, but addition and multi plication would be nice. Be willing to lend a hand to someone else, or accept their offer of help with your project; both of you will be glad you did.
Oh, Lord, make me a team player, instead of a lone ranger.
Jonathon shared “Success and Sacrifice” from Our Daily Bread and Jennifer Benson Schuldt
Read it by clicking here!
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jon