First, let me thank our Father for His hand in our lives and everyone for your prayers. Last night we received word the big contract we’ve been waiting on has come through. We will make the details public as soon as we can.
As I look at the last 15 years, I can see how our Lord has orchestrated our lives for this day. His hand of preparation is distinct and individualized.
Our business journey started in 2001 when we built our first website for JAMA Racing Ministry. I think about our abilities then and now, the contrast is striking. We started working in video and live streaming when I was employed at Your Way Network in 2005. That same year we would start building commercial websites.
In 2009 we would create Dragstory.com, which led to working with NeWave Productions and streaming the American Drag Racing League. I consider that our big break. In 2010 we started streaming events on our own, branding the website under the ODRTV banner. In 2011, we rebranded the streaming website to MotorManiaTV.com.
These few experiences are just a glimpse of all that has happened as the Lord prepared us for this moment. He will arrange every experience in your life to fulfill His purpose if you are willing to embrace those experiences and learn from them. That includes the good and the bad that happens on our journey. We can learn from everything that happens to us.
These events have set the foundation for us to build our lives, the ministry and business on. No, we have not arrived, this is only the beginning. The land has been cleared, footer poured and concrete slab laid, now the work starts in earnest.
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman
The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children (Ex 12:37-38).
How does God prepare someone for big assignments? Consider the mission given to Moses. He was called to deliver an entire nation from slavery. The assignment was to bring six hundred thousand men, on foot, out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. In addition, there were the women and children. Talk about a big assignment! Imagine the logistics of such an endeavor.
God prepared Moses by allowing him to grow up from infancy under the ways of Egypt. He learned their customs, their idols, and was a favored son of Pharaoh until God revealed his birthright. He began to realize God had placed him in the court of Pharaoh but realized he was not one of them. He was being called back to his own people. He tried to deliver his people using the ways of Egypt. This was not God’s way. So, God banished him to the land of Midian for additional training.
God guided Moses to Midian because the Midianites were of the seed of Abraham, and retained the worship of the true God among them. God allowed Moses to learn the trade of shepherding sheep for forty years. Moses learned while living in the arid dry land moving sheep around to places where water and grass could be found. The desert was a place of preparation for one of the greatest assignments given to one man. Did you hear what I just said? Yes, the desert was the place of preparation.
Moses was battle-trained in the same environment he would spend another forty years to bring a stubborn and willful people out of slavery.
What kind of assignment is God preparing you for? Does He have you in the desert of preparation? Learn well the lessons you are there to learn. You may find you are called to be a deliverer, just like Moses.