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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Prosperity (05/11/06)

TITLE: Another Day Another Dollar
By Dana Cooper
05/17/06


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The topic title being and the first line of an old rock and roll song I remember from high school.I also read a cute line on a bumper sticker of a car awhile back that said,”I owe I owe so off to work I go,” that reminded me of the Seven Dwarfs working in the diamond mine.I can almost hear them whistle while they work.They were so cute and jolly not to mention excited about their work.How I wish I could be as excited about mine but honest truth is I work because I have to.I would much rather spend my time in prayer and the word working full time for Jesus Christ.

To the world its pride in career.Myself as a Christian its about what does Jesus want me to be doing and where would He like my next assignment to be in order to fulfill his will in my life? When I was younger I thought I wanted to be a Journalist and maybe travel the world.The love for writing never left me but since I am a Nurse the Journalist part is like the other side of the coin in comparison. I write because I love to.I work because I have to pay bills.

When I was twenty-two years old Jesus called me to be a minister.I was in my prayer closet (litteral as I had a walk in closet I prayed in.) and felt such a burden to speak to people about who Jesus really is and things about his nature that he has revealed to me by the conversion of my own life.I walked away from that closet with a deep burden.The next church service I attended an Evangelist came over to me and laid his hand on my forehead and spoke the words that God was calling me into the ministry.I decided to speak to my pastor.He shocked me by telling me that he already knew and the next evening I was to attend a Sectional Ministers Rally with he and his wife.I was shaking in my shoes and thanking the Lord I did not have to speak that evening.Suddenly I was on the schedule at my home church to lead in testimony service and later in prayer requests.A few weeks after that first call I preached my first sermonette.I could hardly keep my knees from shaking together.High heels never seemed so high the evening I stood behind my pastors lovely wood pulpit for the first time.Looking into faces that love me I began to share the Word
of God and its been my first love ever since.I love people and sharing how much Jesus loves them is never a chore.

Prosperity is important to me but the most important thing is saving up my treasures in that home above.Trusting,daily trusting in my Saviors’love.Doing what I can
for heavens Holy Dove.The words to that old song sung in the 1940’s by Stamps Baxter Quartet say it all for me.I would rather do Gods’ will for my life than be the most prosperous woman I know.I would rather be in health and prosper as my soul prospers.

So in the words of Star Treks Mr.Spock, “Live long and prosper,” but remember what the word says, “As your soul prospers.”


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Edy T Johnson 05/19/06
Your first sentence needs a bit of work, as it seems choppy. Otherwise, this is an interesting testimony. God bless you!
Jan Ackerson 05/22/06
This is a moving testimony. You will increase your readership if you work a bit on the mechanics of writing--especially punctuation. Thank you for sharing this pivotal moment in your life!