The real trouble with these things is how they actually represent God in our world. Words have power.
God cares that we are cultivating healthy relationships. He cares that they are cultivated in His way. How can you seek to strengthen the existing relationships in your life and pursue new, godly ones?
When I started in ministry, I wanted Mayberry. I wanted a peaceful Thomas Kinkade scene that drew you into a walk to the fishing hole, humming the melody to “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus” all the way. What I got was much more Biblical.
You and your family go to church when the doors are open, you never miss a morning devotion, you teach Sunday school, you tithe your ten percent, and still, things just don’t go right. It can be frustrating.
When Moses held up his hands the Israelites would win, when his hands got tired the Amalekites would be winning, so two men stood beside Moses supporting his hands and the Bible says, “his hands were steady till the going down of the sun.” The Israelites were victorious. We long to be like those two men who support the man of God so that the church can be victorious.
Not everyone loves to hunt as the weather turns cooler and even cold. Many die hard anglers find ways to make winter fishing trips and keep fresh fillets in the skillet all winter. Recently I hooked-up (no pun intended) with one such guy.
Filming your hunts is one of the most rewarding yet challenging things you can do in the woods. Hunting by itself is hard enough but when you add camera gear and a cameraman, things are taken to another level. However, being able to capture your experiences and share them with others is so fulfilling.
I love the feeling of the first warm days of early spring. It not only means I can get out myself, but it means the conditions become bearable for me to get my kids out with me.
It is the sportsman’s responsibility to know, understand, and honor the game laws that each government entity has set forth. At the end of the day, if we violate a game law out of ignorance, negligence, or intentionality, we still broke the law.
As a Christian, it would be inconsistent for me to believe that an animal like the American Bison remains today solely because of the conservation work of human involvement.