THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A man bought a donkey from a preacher.
The preacher told the man that this donkey had been trained in a very unique way, (being the donkey of a preacher).
The only way to make the donkey go, was to say, "Hallelujah!"
The only way to make the donkey stop, was to say, "Amen!"
The man was pleased with his purchase and immediately got on the animal to try out the preacher's instructions.
"Hallelujah!" shouted the man.
The donkey began to trot. "Amen!" shouted the man.
The donkey stopped immediately.
"This is great!" said the man.
With a "Hallelujah," he rode off very proud of his new purchase.
The man traveled for a long time through some mountains.
Soon he was heading toward a cliff.
He could not remember the word to make the donkey stop!
"Stop," said the man. "Halt!" he cried.
The donkey just kept going. "Oh, no... Bible!....Church!...Please Stop!!" shouted the man.
The donkey just began to trot faster.
He was getting closer and closer to the cliff edge.
Finally, in desperation, the man said a prayer. "Please, dear Lord. Please make this donkey stop before I go off the end of this mountain, In Jesus name, AMEN."
The donkey came to an abrupt stop just one step from the edge of the cliff.
"HALLELUJAH!", shouted the man.
Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
In 1995, Atlanta Braves' star pitcher Greg Maddux received an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cy Young award.
(The Cy Young is given to the outstanding pitcher in each league.)
Maddux is the second pitcher to win four of the awards, but the only one to win them consecutively.
At the presentation of his third Cy Young award, Maddux said,
"It's very exciting! You always set goals, but to win a Cy Young, or three of them, was never a goal. Anytime you exceed your expectations, it's more gratifying."
Christians ought to be the most excited people on this planet!
The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His saints! (Ps. 22:3 above)
The only way we can exceed our abilities is when we offer God our availability.
Can you handle it?
God's presence in you increases your ability!
Be a carrier of His praises!
Begin now to praise the Lord, and watch the fireworks begin!