Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Don't Resist-Persist!

(Special Prayer request: please pray for Ellie McGraw. She is the neice of one of our members, and a SWEET little girl who is in the hospital tonight with Viral Meningitis! God is able!!!)    

     Ok.  Tonight was frightening, enlightening, and igniting!  For those of you who haven't heard by now, I am having to go back to college-again-to earn my teaching certification, in order for our Christian School to be able to be accredited.  Tonight I attended Orientation at Newberry College in Newberry, SC where I am enrolled in the Fastforward Program that is designed for working adults who need to finish their degree. 
     I thought that I had it bad, driving two hours one way to class, but there is a man in the business program who is driving from Charleston, SC, which is two hours and forty-five minutes away, at least; but he has family to stay with in Newberry, so he won't have to make the drive back after class lets out at eight o'clock.  It's not every night though.  I can do most of the work online, but I will have to drive in for class every Wednesday night for the next eight weeks, and every other Monday night, for four of those same weeks. Please pray that the Lord will continue to keep me safe on the roads!
     During our orientation the new President of Newberry College, Dr. Maurice William Scherrens, spoke to us briefly and conveyed his desire for all of us in the FastForward Program to succeed.  He emphasized that in order to do this during our busy lives, that we must "Persist".  I couldn't help but think as he was speaking, what would it take to "Persist".
     I wrote down the word "Persist" vertically to begin an acrostic, and the Lord kept giving me points to fill in the blanks.  Here she goes: P   E   R   S   I   S   T !  !

"P" is for Prayer.   Before we beginning any activity, we should pray and ask the Lord to bless it.  I can't do anything with Him.

Jeremiah 33:3 says,
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Ephesians 3:20 says,
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,"

I cannot do this without help from the Lord-and I must pray and ask Him for His strength, knowledge and power to get this done!

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