[SIZE=5]PRAY, AIM HIGH AND STAY FOCUSED[/SIZE]
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It is very important that we seek God in prayer before making important decisions. The Lord promises that if we seek Him in prayer and live a righteous life, then we will have God's wisdom and good success as it is written in Proverbs 2:6-8 ".the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones." Be encouraged and know that when important decisions need to be made; going to the One who has all wisdom and understanding will always get you the right answer and in the end; good success.
This is a good parable that shows how prayer and obedience will always promise us the victory, even when all our options seem to be gone. I hope this simple story speaks to your heart and know that God is always ready lead and guide us when we humble ourselves and seek Him for the answers we need in daily life.
PRAY, AIM HIGH AND STAY FOCUSED
There was once a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an old shotgun and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting and kill something to eat for dinner.
As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit and he shot at the rabbit and missed it. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel and missed it. As he went further, he saw a wild turkey in the tree and he had only one bullet left, but a voice came to him and said "Pray first, aim high and stay focused."
However, at the same time he saw a deer, which was a better kill. He brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But then he saw a rattle snake between his legs about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot the rattlesnake. Still, the voice said again to him, "Pray, aim high and stay focused.'"
So, the man decided to follow the voice. He prayed, then aimed the gun up in the tree and shot the wild turkey. The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the deer. The handle fell off the gun and hit the snake in the head and killed it. And when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a pond of water.
When he got up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead deer and turkey to eat for his family. The snake (e.g. satan) was dead simply because the man listened to God: Pray first, Aim High and Stay Focused.
Bottom-line: Pray first before you do anything important, aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God and you will come forth successful.
The Lord is always faithful to those who trust in Him and lean upon His wisdom for guidance and direction, but sadly many people fall short they trusted in their own wisdom and intellect and not the wisdom of God. The Bible declares in Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." I want you to know that God loves you and wishes for you to succeed in every area of your life and when we show our faith strong in Him, we are guaranteed the victory. (3 John 2)
When we let go of our pride and let God lead the way, He will do amazing things where every need will be met, and as a bonus for our submission, the head of the enemy will be crushed beneath our feet because we chose to humble ourselves before the Lord and not trust in our own wisdom.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."
Joshua 1:8 "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."
Psalm 107:6-9 "Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry
Submitted by Richard