“In A Pit With A Lion–How to survive and thrive when opportunity or trouble roars” – A week of Supplication Prayers

In Christ Jesus“God is always using past experiences to prepare us for future opportunities. But those God-given opportunities often come disguised as man-eating lions. (2 Samuel 23:20-21) How we react when we encounter those lions will determine our destiny. We can cower in fear and run away from our greatest challenges, or we can chase our God-ordained destiny by seizing the God-ordained opportunity. Lion chasers are proactive. They are always on the lookout for God-ordained opportunities.” From Mark Batterson’s 2006 book “Lion Chaser” and my experiences relying on the power of God using similar skills in my life for over 40 years. Henry Luke

Sunday – 1. Defying Odds-
-Gideon defeats 120,000 with 300. Judges 7:2-7, 8:10;
-Moses Red Sea Deliverance. Exodus 14:13-31;
-Elisha and the iron did swim. 2 Kings 6:5-6

Monday – 2. Facing Fears-
-Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego facing the fiery furnace. Daniel 3:16-30;
1The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— whom should I dread? Though an army deploys against me,
my heart will not be afraid; though a war breaks out against me, I will still be confident. Psalms 27:1,3

-“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13;
“14 For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6:14-15                                                                                                    –Biblical Help for Daily Living and Decision-making
-Walk in the Spirit as children of God Romans 8:10,16-17,26-29; Galatians 5:16-23
 “A prudent man foresees problems and prepares.” Proverbs 27:12;

Tuesday – 3. Reframing Problems into opportunities-
-Paul and Silas beaten & in prison-praying singing hymns of praise to God; Acts 16:22–34;
“Be thankful in all things for this is the will of God concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18;
-God comforts us in all our problems so we can comfort others in their problems. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Wednesday – 4. Embracing Uncertainty-
-Joseph (all scripture from Genesis except as noted)
Mother died at the birth of his brother 35:16-19, hated by brothers 37:8-11, sold into slavery by brothers 37:28-36, falsely accused 39:12-21, forgotten in prison 40:13-23, made 2nd in Egypt 41:38-46, during 7 years of plenty stored food to be used during 7 years of famine 41:47-49,

Josephs brothers came to Egypt for food 42:1-8, Joseph brought his family to Egypt 42:8-47:31, comforted his brothers 45:3-13, 50:15-22, Joseph extracted a promise his bones would be carried from Egypt 50:24-25, Moses fulfilled promise Exodus 13:19 1462 BC, Joshua buried Josephs bones in Israel Joshua 24:32 1422 BC & Faith Hebrews 11:22

Thursday – 5. Taking Risks-
-Esther said “If I perish, I perish” Esther 4:13-16;
-Peter and John said “We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard” Acts 4:20;
-Jesus “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” John 14:15 CSB

Friday – 6. Seizing Opportunities-
-To Love God, Love Others & Make Disciples [new converts, baptism and teaching them to repeat the process with others] Mark 12:30-31; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 2:10, 2 Timothy 2:2
-Paul said make the most of every opportunity Colossians 4:5;
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesian 3:20 NLT                              -Shamgar’s success secrets Judges 5:6 & 3:31— a. Start where you are, b. Use what you have, c. Do what you can, d. Jesus is the multiplier.  [A]

Saturday – 7. Looking Foolish-
-Peter walking on water Matthew 14:22-33;
-Noah building the ark for 120 years when it was not raining Genesis 5:32-9:29;
-David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17:1-50
-Joshua Battle plan for walls of Jericho Joshua 5:13-6:27;

From Henry Luke and In A Pit With A Lion–How to survive and thrive when opportunity roars” by Mark Batterson Amazon rating 4.7 out of 5 stars    683 customer reviews

Notes: A-  To order source for a-c “Success Secrets of Shamgar” by Dr Jay Strack & Pat Williams click here. 4th d. added by Dr. Jimmy Scroggins in 2018 at FBC, click here.

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