January 11, 2012
Today's Photograph . . . . A Great Passion Of Mine (Will D)
Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall. Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Amplified)
A great passion of mine is winter wade fishing for trophy sea trout and redfish. It is a stealthy and exciting way to fish.
However, there are hazards. Shoreline bottoms are intermittingly made up of soft muddy spots, rocks, shallow holes, and reefs of various sizes. Although I have come close, I have not fallen. It is always a concern that I could trip in the cold winter water, thus ruining my trip. I am cognizant of the perils and move carefully, stepping over rocks or avoiding soft muddy areas.
Giving one's life to Christ does not take away the hazards of life. But, if you are steadfast, the Holy Spirit will guide you and help you sidestep the many rocks and soft spots that will be in your path.
It is distinctly possible that there are places and/or people in your life that may cause you to stumble. If so, consider Paul's charge in 1 Timothy 6:11, "But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart," (Amplified).
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Saltwater will wreak havoc on equipment. Take time after each trip to clean not only your rod and reels, but also your baits. Hooks will rust quickly.