THE ULTIMATE DECISION

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  The Ultimate Decision
November 12, 2013  
Chris Steak House was founded on February 27, 1927 by New Orleans entrepreneur Chris Matulichn. The business failed six times till in 1965 a divorced single mother Ms Fertel purchased it.  Realizing she needed to earn more money to send her teenage sons to college Ms Fertel mortgaged her house to purchase the restaurant.  Knowing nothing about the restaurant business she  ignored the advice of her banker, lawyer and friends. Mrs Fertel personally took a hand in every part of the business. She had to teach herself how to butcher steak, and despite being just five-foot-two and 110-pounds she would saw up 30-pound short loins by hand until she could afford an electric band saw. She staffed her restaurant with single mothers, saying that they were hard workers and reliable. Things were looking up as her clientele started to grow. In early 1976, shortly after signing a new ten-year lease on the restaurant, a fire destroyed the building. Ms. Fertel had recently acquired a second property nearby to rent out as party space so she decided to move her restaurant to the new location. Now here is the problem. The sales agreement with Matulich, the man she purchased the original restaurant said that she could not move locations without terminating the agreement. She had built up a great clientele under this name so what was she to do? So as a leap of faith she decided to use her first name for Chris's Steak Hose and start again with a new restaurant called Ruth Chris Steak House. :):)  (In Part by Wikipedia)

Today some things that look beyond hope and that have totally made you doubt your existence can be the very catalyst or change that you need to finally make things work. I have seen over the years that God answers our prayers by changing our circumstances. When He changes our circumstances we are forced to change. Change for most of us is not easy but when we look back we can always say, "Thank you Lord'. God is not bound by time and we are. Let us today stop trying to figure God out and where He is leading us as that creates anxiety and doubt. Let us rest in His promises and His love.  

Without a fire to destroy everything Ruth Chris Steak House would be just another "Chris Steak House" instead of 150 restaurants.

2 Timothy 1:7 "For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."

Yes, life is about change and usuallly change comes when we least expect it. Satan wants to destroy us and Jesus wants to protect and love us to do great things. The battle is in our mind so today November 12, 2013 will you stand alongside me in the power of our Lord Jesus and start thinking that God is with you and that He is not out to harm you. With that in mind how much better will your day, year and life be when you have an expectancy of hope instead of dear and just existing? I KNOW you want more.

Lord those reading this right now please protect their minds with you're Holy Spirit. Please help us all to trust in you and to have the joy that you have Lord that is not based upon circumstances but based upon your presence. Lord please help us to feel your love and your peace right now and to never let go of you Jesus. Please Jesus protect our minds from the evil one and help us to live for you and not ourselves any longer." Amen

Look froward to this day with hope. Things may come that may catch you off guard but if they do, know this - BETTER THINGS ARE COMING AND THIS CHANGE IS THE START.

Have an awesome hopeful day thinking about Jesus.

Brad

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The Ultimate Decision
November 12, 2013
Chris Steak House was founded on February 27, 1927 by New Orleans entrepreneur Chris Matulichn. The business failed six times till in 1965 a divorced single mother Ms Fertel purchased it. Realizing she needed to earn more money to send her teenage sons to college Ms Fertel mortgaged her house to purchase the restaurant. Knowing nothing about the restaurant business she ignored the advice of her banker, lawyer and friends.............. 

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