Oops! Those who follow this blog already know… I missed my Kingdom POWER blog on Friday, 2/2. Long story. I do plan to catch up. But meanwhile, here is today’s Kingdom PURPOSE blog…
… which blows my mind! 🙂
This successful businessman became an international mentor to businesspeople hoping to transform their workplaces into inspiring and impactful marketplace ministries.
Os Hillman is Founder and President of Marketplace Leaders, an organization whose mission is to help men and women discover and fulfill God’s completed purposes through their work and to view their work as ministry.
Formerly the owner of an advertising agency, Os is now an internationally-recognized speaker on the subject of faith at work. He has written 18 books, countless articles, webinars and online training courses that provide business, spiritual and ministry development.
The resources at Marketplace Leaders are extensive — including free access to a library of Christian articles with over 20 categories of teachings on relevant topics to assist in daily living. (www.InTheWorkplace.com).
Os also hosts a weekly national radio show entitled, “Faith, Work and Culture with Os Hillman.” http://www.marketplaceleaders.org/faith-work-culture-radio-show/
Os has been featured on CNBC, NBC, LA Times, New York Times, and many other national media as a spokesperson on faith at work. He has been a contributor to TenTen Magazine, ChristianPost.com, CharismaNews.com, and Crosswalk.com.
His daily, workplace-focused devotional is entitled: “TGIF Today God is First.” Diverse topics include how to deal with daily struggles, workplace ethics, adversity, workplace stress, leadership and developing your spiritual life. Thousands of readers in 105 nations subscribe to this free, email devotional… and you can, too. http://www.marketplaceleaders.org/tgif/subscribe/
Be prepared to be blessed — and inspired — by some amazing God-encounters! Like this one, described by Ed Silvoso in his book, Anointed for Business, and quoted by Os Hillman in one of his writings…
A Philipino businessman owned a 1600-room hotel. The hotel became a haven for prostitution, with rooms used as many as five times a day. The hotel chain had 2,000 employees… and more than 3,000 prostitutes. God saved the hotel owner and, through one of Silvoso’s associates, taught him a formula for saving the lost.
The hotel owner hired 40 pastors and told them to: 1) Speak peace to the wolves. Bless those who curse you. 2) Eat and drink with the sinners. Become their friends. 3) Pray for them and their needs. They were not to share the Gospel until these three requirements were met for two years.
The net result? All 2,000 employees got saved! The hotel was upgraded to executive level, so the prostitutes left (the rates became too high). A prayer chapel was added, with 24/7 prayer available to anyone dialing 7 on the phone. Two years later, 10,000 guests had received the Lord on the hotel property!
Like I said… Mind-blowing! 🙂
What do you think?
Why was this “formula” for saving the lost so successful?
What relevance do you see it having for your workplace?
Please post your comments below.
Diana Furr, a.k.a. Abba’s Girl
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