Staying the Course

Staying the Course

September 23

"Then the angel of the LORD ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. So David went up in obedience to the word that Gad had spoken in the name of the LORD" (1 Chron 21:18-19).

In 1857, an American businessman named Jeremiah Lanphier was sent out by his local church to begin a noon-day prayer meeting on Fulton Street, right around the corner from Wall Street in New York City. A simple prayer, a willing heart, and an act of obedience resulted in city transformation throughout the United States.

However, at that very first meeting, no one showed up in the first 35 minutes. But Jeremiah waited. Gradually, six people wandered into the room at 35 minutes past the hour. Six months later, 10,000 people were meeting for prayer throughout New York City. This led to one of the greatest spiritual renewals in the United State’s history.

What would have happened if Lanphier had decided to abandon the idea after 30 minutes?

In a small, darkened room, in the back of one of New York City’s lesser churches, a man prayed alone. His request of God was simple, but earth-shattering: "Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?" He was a man approaching midlife, without a wife or family, but he had financial means. He had made a decision to reject the "success syndrome" that drove the city’s businessmen and bankers. God used this businessman to turn New York City’s commercial empire on its head. He began a businessmen’s prayer meeting on September 23, 1857.

The meetings began slowly, but within a few months 20 noonday meetings were convening daily throughout the city. Thousands met to pray because one man stepped out. This was an extraordinary move of God through one man.*

It only takes one man or woman who is willing to be obedient to be used by God to impact a workplace, city, or even an entire nation. Simple obedience can lead to things you cannot imagine. Are you willing to be used by God?

Turning tests into testimonies

Turning tests into testimonies
For reading & meditation – Luke 21
"It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony." (v. 13, NASB)

We look now at the third step in the process of dealing with unmerited suffering: don’t spend too much time trying to understand the reason for suffering – focus rather on how you can deal with it. Notice, Jesus spent very little time trying to explain human suffering, much less explain it away. Had He undertaken to explain it, then His gospel would have become a philosophy – in which case it would not have been a gospel. A philosophy undertakes to explain everything, and then leaves everything as it was. Jesus undertook to explain little, but He changed everything He touched. He did not come to bring a philosophy, but a fact. What was that fact? The fact was His own method of meeting suffering and transforming it into something higher. Out of this fact, we put together our philosophy – a system of principles and procedures by which we live out our life in this world. Notice that fact comes first, and then the philosophy about the fact. The good news is not merely "good news"; it is the fact of sin and suffering being met and overcome, and a way of life blazed out through them. The fourth step is this: remind yourself that in God’s universe, He allows only what He can use. In the passage before us today, Jesus gives the nine sources from which suffering comes upon us: confused religionists (false Christs), wars and conflicts in society, calamities in nature, and so on. Then He says this: "It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony." In other words, you are not to escape trouble, nor merely bear it as the will of God – you are to use it.

Prayer:
Blessed Lord Jesus, You who used Your suffering to beautify everything You did, teach me the art of turning every test into a testimony and every tragedy into a triumph. For Your own dear Name’s sake. Amen.

For Further Study
John 17; Romans 5:3-4
1. What did Jesus promise?
2. What did Jesus pray?

Miscellany ……………………

SWAT Raid!!
On a Barbershop?

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Another record set in the Obama economy…

Hamburger OVER 4.00 a lb!!
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Vote smart..

Or accept the consequences of your foolishness!

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Boehner joins Pelosi in funding Planned Murder and terrorists…

Boehner, remember is a Repuplikan…

Pelosi a DemocRAT.

I see no difference between the two..

Both pandering politicians..

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Swat raid!!

For making the Mayor upset!!

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Yep, bloviates covers it!!

Enter this arrogant, fat ****.

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Governor Mark Dayton Is On A Mission To Pay Back Union Bosses

Dayton’s Union Corruption
Governor Mark Dayton Is On A Mission To Pay Back Union Bosses

Corruption continues to grow in St. Paul under Gov. Mark Dayton’s “Payback Minnesota”. Watch here to see the promises Dayton made to get elected, and recognizethe corruption inherent in a system where he as Governor then negotiates his union supporters’ contracts:

 

When talking to unions, Mark Dayton said, “Without you, I would not be here today.” No wonder the unions are giving $4 million to the Democrats in this election! (Star Tribune, September 21, 2014).

And don’t take our word for it, watch Democrats admit forced child care unionization was a political payback. Click here to watch the full video.

Media BiASS: Idjits…

NBC Reveals Latest Poll on Scandal-Plagued Administration…Of the NFL

 

On Friday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer brought on political director and Meet the Pressmoderator Chuck Todd to discuss the latest NBC News/Marist poll on a major American institution being rocked by scandal. It wasn’t the Obama administration getting the bad press, it was the National Football League. That’s right, NBC News conducted an entire poll just on the controversies surrounding the NFL and then put its chief political expert on air to analyze the findings. Not a single mention of President Obama’s sinking poll numbers was mentioned during the Today segment, not even any reference to politics.

 

NBC Continues Miniscule Coverage of Gov. Christie Innocence But Jumped At Initial Allegations

 

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice told NBC News that Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) was innocent of any wrong-doing relating to the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge. Despite Governor Christie’s reported innocence, ABC and CBS have yet to cover the NBC story, but when the story originally broke in January, all three networks eagerly jumped on it. So far NBC has devoted only two news briefs on its Thursday night andFriday morning broadcasts totaling 59 seconds.

 

NPR Hypes Political Fallout from “Bridgegate” Scandal, Ignores Christie Innocence

 

Talk about tone deaf at National Public Radio. On Thursday’s All Things Considered, NPR reporter Don Gonyea ran a segment on Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) traveling to New Hampshire to campaign with Scott Brown as he seeks to become the next senator from New Hampshire. Unsurprisingly, the NPR reporter did his best to play up the “Bridgegate” controversy despite the Department of Justice clearing Christie of any wrongdoing in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. The accompanying story on the NPR website blared “Will bridge scandal jam Gov. Christie’s road show?”

 

Chris Matthews Assailed Christie as New Nixon, Skips Clearing

 

When the Bridgegate scandal engulfed Chris Christie in January, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews went wild, repeatedly comparing the controversy to Watergate. On Thursday afternoon, federal officials revealed that the New Jersey governor had no prior knowledge of the planned traffic backup. Somehow, the Hardball anchor ignored the development. On January 8, 2014, the day the story broke, Matthews muttered, “Nixonian. It’s so Nixonian.” On January 10, Matthews theorized, “I grew up during Watergate. I got to tell you, it follows a certain pattern.” On January 15, the cable journalist fixated, “Well, this is not yet a Watergate, but the more we learn about Chris Christie, the more he does look like Richard Nixon.

 

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Call for Equal, ‘24-hour’ Media Coverage If Christie Is Officially Cleared

 

On Friday morning, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski joined the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein in calling for equal news coverage if Christie is officially exonerated in numerous investigations into his involvement of the scandal known as Bridgegate to the non-stop coverage when it broke in January. During a discussion with their panel on Friday’sMorning Joe, they discussed news that a source informed NBC News on Thursday that a federal investigation has found no evidence that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ( R) knew of or ordered lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013.

 

Billy Crystal Remembers the Time Robin Williams Realized Michael Dukakis Was a Loser

 

On Thursday’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, comedian Billy Crystal reminisced about Robin Williams and recounted a hilarious moment, way back in 1988, when his longtime friend and fellow Democrat realized they had a stinker on their hands with presidential candidate Michael Dukakis. “So he continued the speech and Robin stands next to me. And as Dukakis is droning on, Robin says ‘No way this mother [bleep] wins.’”

Morning Miscellany …………..

The Obama Blaster….Has the media LIEberals in a frothing, tizzy!!

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Roadshow of ‘Pro-Abortion Peacemakers’? 

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Government overreach or some really stupid shit they need not worry about!
But they do.

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Buck Ofama does not like America’s ‘suck it up’ attitude…

Tough..You just suck Obama!!
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About time numskull football players began to get smacked for their crap!!
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Worry? Afghan Soldiers missing in Massachusetts? Worry?

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A list. 8 things that are caused by Global Warming. According to those whom buy that crap!

Scary to think people really believe this!!
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Coincidence?

The Globull Warming Prophet, Al ‘Clueless’ Gore. Loses his microphone when quoting Jesus in hos ongoing Climate Change scam.

HA!

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“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”~Thoreau

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