God – The Man -The Tiger and a Mouse ?

 

The Story
 
 
A man was being chased by a Tiger. He ran as hard as he could until he was at the edge of a cliff, with the tiger in hot pursuit. 
 
 
The man looked over the edge of the cliff and saw a branch
growing out of the side of the cliff a few feet down. 
 
He jumped down and grabbed the branch just as the Tiger
reached the cliff. 
The Tiger growled viciously as the man sighed a great sigh of relief.

 Just then a Mouse came out from a crevice and began to chew on the branch. 

 The man looked down to what was a drop of a thousand feet and sure death, and looked to the heavens and yelled out… 

  “Dear God, if you are there, please help. 

 I will do anything you ask, but please help.”

 Suddenly a voice came booming down from heaven, “You will do anything I ask?” it questioned. 

  The man, shocked to hear a reply to his plea, yelled back,  “I will gladly do anything you ask, but please save me.”   

The voice from heaven then replied, “There is one way to save you, but it will take courage and faith.”

 The branch began to weaken from the Mouse, and the Tiger was still growling a few feet above the man.  “Please, Lord, tell me what I must do and I will do it…   Your will is my will.” 

The voice from heaven then said…

 “All right then, let go of the branch.” 

 The man looked down to a fall of a thousand feet and certain death. 

 He looked up at the hungry Tiger a few feet away and he looked at the Mouse still chewing on the branch.

  Then he looked up at the heavens and yelled,

“Is there anyone else up there?”

 How often do we hold on to the Branch of our own resources, as weak as it is, instead of trusting God and His resources. 

Are we willing to let go, to trust God and put our hand in His, or hold on to our own feeble branch looking for some other way, and fail unnecessarily…

 

So who will we let have the Victory ?

Yes that’s right we get to choose… 

A Tiger = Satan – A fall = Spiritual death – A mouse = our evil  flesh nature eating away all that is good in us… or trusting God to empower us to put it to death as we choose to walk in Love = The Fruit of The Spirit… knowing  He will prevent us from being dashed to pieces on the rocky ground of life.

I have chosen what about you?

 

About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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8 Responses to God – The Man -The Tiger and a Mouse ?

  1. Wonderful story Anne. Just one problem, I believe in God so strongly now, I would not have ran, I would have turned and faced the tiger! Hugs

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thanks Bob, yes it is a good allegory that sure tells us what our choices are, I added them at the bottom as you can see but of course with your bold faith putting the flesh to death as you walk in confidence will indeed give you the power over Satan, he won’t have a chance.. he will go SPLAT… I look forward to your victory in Christ Jesus.

      Christian Love Anne

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  2. ron says:

    Yes the old joke is still relevant, man is looking for and willing to listen to anyone with easy options.
    Thanks Anne
    Ron

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Love, I just added our choices to the post as I said to Karin yes we have a choice …. A Tiger = Satan – A fall = Spiritual death – A mouse = our evil flesh nature eating away all that is good in us… or trusting God to empower us to put it to death as we choose to walk in Love = The Fruit of the Spirit knowing He will prevent us from being dashed to pieces on the rocky ground of life.

      I have chosen what about you? I’m very very sure I don’t want Splat or to be lunch!

      Christian Love Anne

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  3. Lady Deidre says:

    That cracked me up! How like us to ask God for help, but then try something else when we don’t like the answer. 🙂
    God Bless You, Annie.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Dei, so True, let’s do it our own way, it sure sounds better but of course when the blinkers are off there is really no other way…it is God’s way or it’s SPLAT!

      I’m 100% sure I don’t want Splat! – Christian Love Annie

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  4. isaiah43123 says:

    Wow, what a choice! Of course, it is one we often do not stop to think about. Sad but true.
    Keep the Faith, Sister!

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Sis , yes they are a choice …. A tiger = Satan – A fall = Spiritual death – A mouse = our evil flesh nature eating away all that is good in us… or trusting God to empower us to put it to death as we choose to walk in Love = the fruit of the Spirit knowing He will prevent us from being dashed to pieces on the rocky ground of life.

      I have chosen what about you?

      Christian Love Anne

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