I sit in stillness, listening to the sounds of the forest as it comes forth from its slumber. I watch as the creatures live out their daily routines as an orchestrated symphony of activity. All of this is meant to give glory to the God who created them. How do I not consider where is God’s grace in this moment?
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There are many other things about the specifics of heaven that can be unpacked from scripture, but these two thoughts, that God is there, and that he has made a way for us to be citizens there, are the foundational understandings that should draw our eyes and our greatest desires to it.
I can’t say that I’ve achieved final victory over failure in life. It would be foolish to try to convince someone it’s even possible. Humans fail. Failure, and the results of it are a harsh and painful reality. What I can affirm, is that if I have any true victory or success at all in this life, it is ultimately because of God’s grace.
“All you gotta do is…” Don’t we love heroes? In the darkest hour, they shine bright. The history books praise their valor and we shower them with medals and gifts. They “stepped up”. I can remember one of my high-school football coaches railing on during a halftime pep-talk shouting, “Who is gonna be the hero?”
The real trouble with these things is how they actually represent God in our world. Words have power.
What turned my thinking around wasn’t pulling myself up by my own boot straps and deleting Facebook off my phone. I needed to have my mind renewed by God’s word. Picking a spot on a target is just the beginning of a good shot.
New Post! We will never fully realize our potential as Christ-followers in our pursuit of holiness this side of heaven, we are called to constantly exercise these ordinary means of grace.
Taking a pause to reflect on our blessings this time of year can help us set the tone for the year to come.
I don’t like to use my blog for a soap box often, but there’s something I have to get out there to share with my hunting and fishing brothers and sisters in Christ. We live in an incredible time to be a sportsman. There’s more info, more opportunities, and more gear than ever before to