The “Why” Of The DIP Shtick

28 Sep

Tonight I was asked to share the testimony of my ministry – which is essentially, this website. I was honored and I know that God spoke through me because I can’t really remember what I said. I did write down a few ideas before tonight that I wanted to share with the group and once I returned home, the thought just leaked out onto this website!

This whole site began with the realization that I wanted to do something to serve God. The little book “The Prayer of Jabez” was recommended to me to read. I read it in one sitting and a few points really spoke to me and I want to share them with you here:

  1. I pray each morning asking God to bless me, A LOT! To bless in the biblical sense means to ask for or to impart supernatural favor. When we ask for God’s blessing, we’re not asking for more of what we could get for ourselves. We’re crying out for the wonderful, unlimited goodness that only God has the power to know about or give us. This kind of richness is what the writer was referring to in Proverbs: ‘the Lord’s blessing is our greatest wealth; all our work adds nothing to it.” (Proverbs 10:22)
  2. By asking for God’s blessing, God’s power to accomplish great things suddenly finds no obstruction in us.
  3. I pray for God to give me more influence, more responsibility, and more opportunity to make a mark for God. I pray that God will expand my opportunities and my impact in such a way that I touch more lives for His glory. In short – Let me do more for Him!
  4. Our God specializes in working through normal people who believe in a supernormal God who will do His work through them.

God has blessed this website. It started out with sending emails to the 5 people in my class and today, this website averages about 400 unique visitors per day. It is my prayer that those who read this will receive the same blessing I receive by writing it!


Drowning in self pity? We often tend to focus on our current situation and take our eye off the ultimate prize. Read Hebrews 11 for some motivation!


One more thought. I am amazed at the website stats. I don’t know who is visiting my site. My curiosity overwhelms me. If you read this site but don’t receive the postings by email, could you please drop me an email or leave a comment with your City, State so I have some idea of where all of these visitors come from? I promise not to flood your mailbox with SPAM!

One thought on “The “Why” Of The DIP Shtick

  1. I’m new to your blog. I live in Colorado Springs, but grew up in Omaha. My daughter just moved back there & I was searching around the internet for a church for her to attend. That’s how I found your blog. 🙂

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