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Arguing with a Donkey

  • Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?" Balaam said to the donkey, "Because you have mocked me, I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would have killed you." The donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not your donkey, on which you have ridden all your life long until today? Was I ever in the habit of doing so to you?" He said, "No." Numbers 22:28'30 WEB.

    Balaam was riding his donkey down the road one day when it suddenly sat down under him and refused to get back up. The prophet Balaam became angry and beat the donkey with his staff. Then the donkey started speaking to him. Soon after their disagreement began, Balaam found himself arguing with an ass. He seemed to overlook that it was a very articulate, intelligent donkey. In fact, it was trying to save his life.

    We have all had people in our lives who have suddenly become very annoying for an unknown reason. The Lord sometimes uses the strangest people or even animals to speak to us. These tend to get under your skin and reveal the real you that is hidden inside. Yet, it always comes out with a little coaxing or prodding.

    Don't start arguing with an ass today, or let them incite you. God may be using this to show you what is really inside of you. It's always something in you that causes you to become upset, not external forces. You have a trigger, and they have simply found the switch. When you resist the temptation to flare up, it will become easier. Like sandpaper, the ass is there to help polish you up and knock off those rough edges.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me deal with the things in my life. Cleanse me from the bad attitudes, and help me control my emotions. Make me stable and secure in who I am in You. Help me see the big picture and to know that this tiny incident is nothing to be upset about. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen and Amen! Needed this word today!
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please help me deal with the things in my life. Cleanse me from the bad attitudes, and help me control my emotions. Make me stable and secure in who I am in You. Help me see the big picture and to know that this tiny incident is nothing to be upset about. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen 

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen,  thank you Jesus 

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, I pray this in Jesus's name, amen. 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Amen

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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David Krull
David Krull

Amen 

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lord, help me see the big picture today and appreciate Your sandpaper. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse

Once again this is spot on for me today!

I've been struggling with a relationship for a while now. I had an encounter with this individual yesterday and very annoyed.

 

thank you Jesus for the work You are doing in my life!

oh the sandpaper!!!!!

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

So true... In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Lord help me to not respond in a negative way when I come face to face with a dumb donkey ( person) that is trying to shake me or get me riled up. Help me to remain calm and give me the words to say to this person. Help me to reflect you and give me your peace to stay calm, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

AMEN!! Lord, please help me to be sensitive to Your prompting and sensitive enough to hear You and listen!!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Yes Amen 

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