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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Have Work Your Way At Bigger King
- HE Said

by Eddie Jones

"Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." - Psalm 103:2-6 NIV

In these tough economic times when companies are downsizing, outsourcing and capsizing, it's hard to find the perfect job and, by "perfect job," I mean any job that comes with benefits...like a paycheck. That's why I suggest you apply to Bigger King, whose motto is: Have Work Your Way.

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Great, another start-up company that's gonna go under after three months." Trust me, Bigger King isn't going anywhere but up. They've been servicing customers for centuries.

Here are a few reasons you should consider going to work for Bigger King.

He forgives all your sins: If you mess up, don't worry. Our boss at Bigger King isn't a screamer. He expects perfection, but gives you plenty of time to grow into the job. We had this one employee, Paul, who, no matter how hard he tried, couldn't do the right thing. Even said as much in his letters. The boss promoted him anyway. Moved him from a small territory in Asia to the regional office in Rome. This gives you some idea of what a great guy our boss is.

Heals all your diseases: We have a great medical plan at Bigger King. If you get sick or injured, don't worry. Our boss will take care of you. Even if you get deathly ill and can't work, he'll stay right by your bed, encouraging you to get better, reminding you that you're loved, missed, and that your work is important to him.

Redeems your life from the pit: If you think your last job was the pits, you'll love working here. You can do any work you want. Seriously. Even if you stink at it. Our boss provides all the training and education you'll need. He places a lot of emphasis on heart, so if you think you can, with him, you can.

Crowns you with love: The boss remembers your birthday, name, your kid's names, and anything that's important to you. Plus, if you need a hug, shoulder to cry on or ear to bend, he's there. His door is always open.

Crowns you with compassion: He knows how you feel and understands how hard life can be sometimes. Even though he owns the company, he once pretended to be a common laborer and took a job in his own company as a carpenter. Before long, he was right back at the top, leading, teaching and helping others. When the boss man says, "I know how you feel," he really knows you feel.

Satisfies your desires with good things: You don't have to "settle" for any old job. The boss man wants you to have a good job. That's part of Bigger King's mission statement. "I came to give you abundant life."

Your youth is renewed: We have a great fitness and wellness program. It's called work. No one gets laid off, takes a "package," or retires. Work with us and you'll die with a smile on your face doing what you love doing.

There you are. The basic package at Bigger King. Don't ask what it pays. Your needs will be covered. Ask instead, "where do I sign up?"

(c) Eddie Jones ~ HE Said

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I Forgot - She Said

"Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psalm 103:2-5

My son stood, hands clasping his cheeks, mouth open. He'd forgotten again.

The kid was notorious for leaving something at home. One day it was homework, the next a book-always something.

We'd just pulled up to the front of the school when he realized he'd left his saxophone at home. He climbed out of the car and headed up the sidewalk, expecting me to run back home and bail him out... again. But no more. He'd forgotten for the last time. It was time he learned to remember the benefits of keeping up with things.

I forget a lot, too. I don't mean to, but I do. I forget the discernment God gives me when there are important decisions looming. I forget to say thanks for a friend who's health has been restored. I forget that I wouldn't be where I am today if God hadn't bailed me out of a bad marriage or helped me deal with my son's disability. I forget, too.

But God never forgets.

He remembers what is important and forgets the sins we confess. He wipes away the memory of my mistakes and loves me anyway. I don't deserve it, but He does. He's just that way.

I didn't go back to the house and my son received a failing grade because of his forgetfulness. But eventually he did learn the importance of remembering. So have I.

These days I don't just pray, I write my prayers because it prevents me from forgetting the benefits of His faithfulness and how immense His forgiveness is. It reminds me to praise Him continually for the vastness of His love.

It's never too early to forgive others and never too late to remember his goodness. When you start your day...remember his promises of protection. When the clock strikes noon...remember his promises of provision. When you crawl into bed... remember his promises of love. And when you think of that person who's disappointed, offended or hurt you, forget it.

As His children, we have more important things to remember.

(c) Cindy Sproles

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