Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Touching the Nations hits the mark again!

Hey guys just thought I would share another story from those emails that I get. It kinda deals with what I am going through, not literally, but it was inspirational to me. Hope it is for you as well.


There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had an
old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go out hunting
and kill some wild game for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and
missed it. The rabbit ran away.

Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel and missed it.
The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood tree.

As he went further, he saw a large wild turkey up in a tree, but he had
only one bullet remaining. A voice spoke to him and said, "Pray first,
aim high and stay focused." However, at the same time, he saw a deer
which would provide more meat than the turkey. He brought the gun down
and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattlesnake between his legs
about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun down further to shoot
the rattlesnake. Still, the voice again said to him, "Pray first, aim high and stay focused."

So, the man decided to listen to God's voice. He prayed, then aimed the
gun high up in the tree, and shot the wild turkey. The bullet went into
the turkey, deflected off a bone and hit the deer, killing it. When the
gun fired, it knocked the man off balance, he stepped on the
rattlesnake's head which killed it and fell backwards into a pond. When
he stood up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a deer and a
turkey with which to feed his family. The snake was dead simply because
the man listened to God.

Moral of the story:
Keep God first and everything else will follow.

Pray first before you do anything. Aim high in your goals, and stay
focused on God. Never let people or things discourage you concerning
your past. Do not look to man for your blessings, but look only to God.

-- Author Unknown --

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Brian-I'm posting a comment to see if you are getting them. I did one earlier this month, but don't see it listed anywhere. Maybe that was a feature I liked about the old blog, but I sure like the pictures on this one. I did get 2 entries for the fall festival. Things are going well with Michela's visit. She has had 2 days with Cindi and is coming back tonight. We will go to church in Champaign on Wed. eve. I'm still dealing with some medical things, but they are coming together. Have been in prayer and consultation with my financial adviser and will be making a 1 time contribution to you in the next couple of weeks. Hope it will help get you through the winter. Dee