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Remembering 33 years of sacrifices
Written by thillman   
Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:29 PM

I was reminded at work that things from the past can't be changed. We must look to the future. Then I opened my paycheck and saw I made 10 dollars less than I did a year ago.

That's a thank you to our government (who I am reminded we must pray for).

That's when it hit me. I've been working for 33 years. Put in a lot of hours of devotion to the company. Adapted to a lot of changes. Made a lot of sacrifices.

1 Timothy 6:17-19- Command those who are rich in this present age not be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share.

We should be joyful for every new year. It gives us an opportunity to do what God had intended for us.

Psalm 100:1-2: Make a joyful noise now to the Lord all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

This is a time of meditation. Time to reflect on 33 years. Sacrifices. But NOT mine.

We are here because of Jesus and the sacrifices he made in his 33 years.

Saturday there were a lot of happy or unhappy people when the Bengals won or lost.

The same was true after the Colts played Sunday. Often people frown upon the over emphasis on sports.

I'd like to share a poem after my final year of coaching. 

I once read a book called the Purpose Driven Life,

coached 25 years thanks to my wife.

When times often appear grim I read the first chapter, it's all abut Him. 

I find myself wondering what am I here for?

To Praise God, is there anything more?

How much better am I since a year ago?

Or better yet how much more about God do I know.

I say the right things most of the time but when I praise God, am I a mime?

Do people hear what I want them to hear or do I stay quiet because of some fear. 

It's hard to sometimes determine your passion.

Too often we think of the bank and if we have cash in.

Worry we do and often seem afraid only to remember THE debt has been paid. 

Through Jesus Christ, God's own son.

Regardless of the score, I know that we've won.

Happy New Year. Let us Celebrate.