Give Credit to God

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

When was the last time you accomplished something and said, “Look what I just did!”  

I have definitely been there before.  

It was a few years ago when I really started getting closer to God that I realized that nothing I do would be possible if God didn’t bless it.  

A great example is when we built our house.  I would get up, go to work, come home, then go to work on the house, then well after dark I would come in and go to bed.  Just to start it all over again tomorrow.  I did this for a little over a year before it was done. 

You should know that when i say we built our house we didn’t hire a contractor to build it for us.  We built it ourselves.  The only things we hired out were stucco and tape and texturing drywall.

In the middle of the process I couldn’t realize that God was there.  He was giving me the energy to keep moving.  He was the reason I had the knowledge to do it.  He was there in every single person who helped us. 

It wasn’t until after the house was finished that I realized just how much he was involved.  

Now I approach everything in life and give god credit for what he does.  

When I accomplish a major task at work. God helped me.  When I nurture a new relationship with a client. God introduced us and helped the relationship.  As I write these devotionals, I know that God is here.

God is there for us every step, if we allow him to be.  

I want to encourage you to take a good hard look at your life to see where God has been involved with it.  I’ll bet you can see him in every aspect.  

Now go one step further.  Thank him.  But don’t stop there.  Tell the world what he has done for you.  The next time someone asks how you accomplished it, tell them I couldn’t have done it on my own.  God did it.


Lord God we come to you today to say thank you for giving us the ability to see you alive in our lives.  We are so grateful that you are there to help us.  Even when we aren’t looking for. We are grateful that you help us through every task, every conversation, every situation.  God we know that you don’t need credit for anything, but we want to give you credit for everything.  Because without you we would not be able to accomplish anything.  We wouldn’t even exist.  So from the bottoms of our hearts, thank you.


Will you pray with us?

Mankind throughout the world throughout our current situation

All Law enforcement and emergency response personnel

For all military personal serving our country and their families

Those in Leadership positions throughout the world


Lord, today we come to you with HAPPY hearts.  We are so grateful that you give us the opportunity to change the lives of those around us.  We are grateful that you give us the wisdom to change our lives and the lives of those around us.  And you make it so simple. We can do it with a single smile. God today I would ask that you help us to smile more. The next time we see someone down, help us to smile for them. The next time we are down, help us to remember that you gave us the best gift ever. The ability to know you, your son, and the holy spirit. God, we are so grateful for everything you give us.

We ask all these things in your Precious Son's Name


A Little More

 The other day I got a call from one of our clients.

I love talking to our clients so I always smile when I answer the phone.

“Hey Dan, one of my drivers is pulled over and they are saying that our permit doesn’t cover what we weigh. Isn’t that why we hire your team to make sure that these things don’t happen!”

My smile immediately vanished.

I was shocked because my team is amazing. and it’s not like them to miss something like 20,000 lbs on a permit.

So, I asked him, “Who have you been working with, and who was the one who called our team to get the permit?” 

To get to the bottom of the problem I needed the details.

They gave me the details.

My next call was to my team. Then after I got the details I got them started on getting new permits to get the problem fixed. I’m a solutions guy, not an excuses guy.

But I NEED to know the real reason why it happened so that we can fix the issue.

My next call was to the driver so that I could see exactly what happened.

I knew he was going to be upset. He was pulled over and they were going to give him a HUGE ticket. I wouldn’t be happy either.


I made sure not to smile when I made the call.  I had a serious look on my face. As we chatted I learned that he was the person who gave his weight to our team. I asked where he got the weights from and how in the world they were off by over 20K lbs!

That’s when he told me that he might have gotten the wrong scale ticket from the weigh station where he originally weighed.

Immediately my heart leapt with joy, this is NOT our fault!

Now to get the problem resolved and get this driver back on the road was my only goal.  I was not going to assign blame or make anyone feel bad. 

Hey, we all make mistakes. I do it multiple times every single day.

The owner of the company shot me a text. I'm getting permits from the big guys. They won’t make these mistakes that cost me time and $$$$$.

No problem.  Let me know if you need anything. We are here to help.


After they called the “BIG Guys” they called me about 30 minutes later.

Hey, we can’t get an Idaho permit until Monday. It’s Friday night. And we need to drop this load off tomorrow afternoon.

I told him that I would NOT make any promises.

But my team went to work!

Guess what????

We got the permits that the “BIG Guys” couldn’t get.

My team had the Idaho permit in less than 20 minutes. For the right weight this time.

Here’s the point of all this.

When things don’t go right, smile. I have taught my whole team this.

That right there is how we got the permits. They smiled as they worked and it didn’t take any time at all.

Ok, there might be a little knowledge that went into this too. Lol

Next time you need anything DOT, don’t call the “Big Guys” , call the team who can get it done!

Dan Greer