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Are You Running On Empty?

Make time to pray.  “The great freight and passenger trains are never too busy to stop for fuel. No matter how congested the yards may be, no matter how crowded the schedules are, no matter how many things demand the attention of the trainmen, those trains always stop for fuel.”  M.E. Andross

 

Prayer Month

I would like to dedicate the month of December to prayer. I want to think about it, share quotes and testimonies about it, but most of all I just want to do it!

Here is something simple, yet profound that Jesus shared about prayer.

 

Luke 18:1

 “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”

 

In our children’s church this quarter, we have learned that a parable is a simple story that teaches a lesson. Here is the parable that Jesus shared that relates to prayer.

 

Luk 18:2-8 “saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

 

And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

 

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

 

 

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

 

And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

 

 

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

 

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”

 

Persistence is one of the keys to our prayers being answered.

 

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Bible, perspective, prayer, quotes

 

Blown Away – Part 3

As my sister Karen gave her eulogy of Tom, she mentioned that she had found my brother’s prayer list as she was sorting through some of his belongings. It was 14 pages long. Wow! Tears filled my eyes. Later, when the family was all together at Karen’s house, I asked if I could see the list. It was incredible. I saw names of individuals and names of churces. Everything was organized into categories such as family members, missionaries, people I have witnessed to, etc. I saw some names of people I haven’t heard from or let alone even thought of in years, but Tom thought of them and prayed for them. My mom mentioned that he went through his list every Friday. I was totally blown away! As I was thinking about this prayer list, a scripture came to my mind. These are words that Jesus spoke about prayer.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

 

Mathew 6:6

 

 

I can’t help but believe that my brother who prayed much in secret is now being rewarded openly in the presence of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Tom, although you have departed from this earth, I know God is still working in people’s hearts and lives through the prayers that you prayed for them. Thank you for the example you left that is challenging me to want to pray more. Perhaps one day, when we reach the other side, God will reveal to us just how much truth is in this quote.

“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

 

 

 

Great Quote On Prayer

Every converted sinner is a soul revived to prayer. Every saint restored from backsliding, is a soul returned to the life and power of prayer. Every congregation enjoying an outpouring of the Spirit, is a congregation revived and alive to the prayer meeting.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in prayer, quotes, victory

 

Got Milk?

Got milk? Got pasteurized milk? You might want to thank God and Louis Pasteur, who died on this day in 1895. I like the quote of Pasteur at the bottom of this American minute below. I am so thankful to know that there is a loving Creator and that my life is not just a series of mere random events!

American Minute with Bill Federer

September 28

He developed vaccines for rabies and anthrax, revolutionized medicine
with his germ theory of disease, and laid the foundation for the
control of tuberculosis, cholera, diphtheria and tetanus.

While Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at Lille University in France,
he developed the process of “Pasteurization” of milk.

This was Louis Pasteur, who died SEPTEMBER 28, 1895.

President Eisenhower wrote January 8, 1954:

“Pasteurization of milk has prevented countless epidemics and saved
thousands of lives.”

President Johnson stated April 7, 1966:

“Years ago Louis Pasteur said, ‘I hold the unconquerable belief that
science and peace will triumph over ignorance and war; that nations
will come together not to destroy, but to construct; and that the
future belongs to those who accomplish most for humanity.’”

President George H.W. Bush stated February 13, 1989:

“You know, Louis Pasteur once said: ‘Chance favors only the prepared
mind.’…For America to be prepared for the future, our children must
be educated.”

Dr. Louis Pasteur wrote:

The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the
Creator…

There is something in the depths of our souls which tells us that the
world may be more than a mere combination of events.”

 

Do Something Today!

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith

I found this quote that I really liked. Then I remembered a poem that I liked that goes along with it. May you have a great day doing a little something for somebody. :-)

HOW TO BE HAPPY

Are you almost disgusted with life, little man?
I’ll tell you a wonderful trick
that will bring you contentment, if anything can
Do something for somebody, quick!

Are you awfully tired with play, little girl?
Wearied, discouraged, and sick-
I’ll tell you the loveliest game in the world,
Do something for somebody quick!

Though it rains like the rain of the flood, little man
and the clouds are forbidding and thick,
You can make the sun shine in your soul, little man
Do something for somebody, quick!

Though the stars are like brass overhead, little girl,
and the walks like a well-heated brick
and our earthly affairs in a terrible whirl,
Do something for somebody, quick!

Author unknown

 

Friday’s Featured Quote

“All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of
confirming more and more strongly the truths that come from on high
and are contained in the Sacred Writings.”

Sir John Frederick Herschel on the Bible

 

Love This Quote

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do
something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I
will do.”

Edward Everett Hale

 

What Would Happen If A President Said This Today?

American Minute with Bill Federer

March 30

During the Civil War, after issuing his Emancipation Proclamation,
President Abraham Lincoln set a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting
and Prayer, MARCH 30, 1863, stating:

“It is the duty of nations…to own their dependence upon the
overruling power of God, to confess their sins…with assured hope
that genuine repentance will lead to mercy…

The awful calamity of civil war…may be but a punishment inflicted
upon us for our presumptuous sins.”

Lincoln continued:

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven…

We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has
ever grown.

But we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and
multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly
imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings
were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.”

Lincoln concluded:

“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too
self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving
grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!

It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to
confess our national sins and to pray for…forgiveness.”

 

Oh My! The Wings Part.

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots, the other is wings.” Hodding Carter

I heard about this quote a couple of years ago from a missionary that came and preached in one of our services.  We have been laboring on the roots part for many years, but tomorrow, weather permitting, my son is going to experience the wings part. Paul, who wants to become a pilot completed the first part of an online pilot’s training course. For completing it, he has earned a complimentary first flight lesson, which he will be taking tomorrow at a nearby flight school. In a sense he is “getting his wings”. He’s excited. I’m a little nervous. Y’all pray for me and for a safe flight for Paul.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in anticipation, children, prayer, quotes

 
 
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