November 28th, 2014
“Complacency or excellence”
2 Kings 13:18Then he said, "Take the arrows," and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground," and he struck it three times and stopped. 19So the man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you would have destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times."
Have there been times where you heard something and then maybe a day or two later your in a conversation, and that same topic comes up? Often, that’s how the Lord speaks; he uses people and circumstances. If we keep hearing something repeatedly, we should pay attention.
This scripture spoke volumes to me this week. I kept hearing:
"You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you would have destroyed it.
All I could think about is where in my life am I striking just to get by or striking a minimum?
God wants us to strike five or six times, so that whatever we are doing is complete and done with excellence.
So often we stop short and never reach our full potential or get the water park instead of Disney World.
Ask God to show you where you’re missing His full blessing.
Prayer: Father, show me where in my life I am striking three times, instead of five or where I have missed the mark. I ask for grace and courage to press through. I want all you have for me. Amen
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