Hunting is an interesting opportunity to learn about God. When I go hunting I must do my homework. I need to scout out where the deer are moving, I need to practice my shooting, and make sure that my guns are sighted in properly. I need to prepare my stand and then do the work of getting up, getting my equipment ready for the hunt and then get out on the stand. I must then wait for the deer to come to me.
How does all this teach me about God? Well, I can do all the work I want, but it is the Lord who moves the deer into the area that I am hunting, while I am there. It is the Lord that takes all the preparation that I have done and makes my shot accurate. It is the Lord who provides the liberty to harvest one of His creatures for food for my table. No Hunting can be successful unless the Lord provides.
What spiritual lesson can we learn from this? Each of us has the responsibility to prepare ourselves for the potential circumstances that may come into our lives. We must sharpen our aim, by studying … READ MORE
As we approach a new year, we have been reviewing some Scriptural princi9ples to work on every day in the coming year. We saw that according to Philippians 3:13-14 we must forget about the victories and defeats of yesterday; at the same time according to Philippians 4:6-7 we must not worry about Tomorrow. We must remember that according to Philippians 4:19, “God will supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” God will provide the strength we need day to day, so we we need to remember that Psalm 118:24 says “This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” This is a reminder that we need to make each day count as we are afforded a new day. We must focus on that new day. With that in mind allow me to suggest 4 scriptural principles to consider:
1. Galatians 6:10 encourages us to “do good unto all men” in other words as we approach each day we need to help every person we can. We need to make life about others nor ourselves. Jesus reminds us in John 13:35 “By this shall all men know … READ MORE
Happy New Year! Yesterday we were reminded from Philippians 3:13-14 that one scriptural principle to work on in the coming year is we must not allow our yesterdays to define our todays, and we should “press on for the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” The next scriptural principle is found in Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Here we are commanded not to worry about tomorrow. I wonder some times how much time we spend mentally worrying about what tomorrow will bring. The problem is that we can never change what will happen tomorrow by worrying about how things will play out today. We have no control over the future, only God knows the reality of that future. Charles G. Trumbell once said, “We will never know victory over worry and anxiety until we begin to treat it as sin. For such it is. It is deep seated distrust of the Father, who assures us again and … READ MORE