Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012   

Today's Photograph . . . . Window Decal, One of Three Designs

2012   Sportsmen's   Devotional   News 
Bible Study Verse
Micah 4:2
" Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob;  He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (NKJV)

Traditionally this is the only day of the year you will hear from the Sportsmen's Devotional Team. We want to thank you for including Sportsmen's (SD) in your daily life. 2011 was a challenging year for all. Here at SD it has been exciting with our increasing worldwide following and growth. We are committed through God's guidance to continue to share His truth each year. All of us at SD are absolutely amazed and humbled at how God has taken us to so many parts of the world, even to places we have never heard of. We have subscribers in all states too. We want to thank sportsmen and sportswomen everywhere, especially those of you serving in the military. We appreciate your comments as you digest the daily SDs and share our message with others.

Every year in this message, we ask that you give us grace ahead of time should you find editorial errors. Most of our writers are sportsmen, not English experts. We write from our hearts with the prayer that it will deepen and encourage your personal walk with Christ. We work diligently to provide you with the truths that He is teaching us through the Holy Spirit. We also ask that you act as all men and women should--as the Bereans of the past--study what we say to ensure that it is Biblically correct. We appreciate your input when we make mistakes. Our team is committed to creating unique outside the box ministries using the Internet to spread the good news.

SD Logoed Products . . .
Today's photo is our window decal. We receive emails from our members telling us how they have met other members around the country, because they were wearing a SD hat or saw a SD window decal. New relationships have been forged. In 2012 we will be offering a new SD T shirt shortly.

Funding . . .
For the last seven years SD has continued to grow substantial every week. SD is an all volunteer ministry which means all time, monies, and donations support SD's monthly expenses. Every month SD is short several hundred dollars. Our writers and staff contribute their personal funds to keep us going. Our mechanism for generating funds is by selling our logoed products. Please consider visiting our website store and support SD through your purchases:  

SD Cards . . .We order our cards, 30,000 at a time. If you are ever in need of cards to hand out or for events, just send us an email requesting them. They are free:

Wild Game Dinners & Event Support . . .
We have been so honored to be included as a part of your Wild Game Dinners. Many of you are aware, ten of our writers are Wild Game Dinner speakers. We have found that when SD cards are given to attendees, we pick up new readers. What is most encouraging are the emails we get later from these men stating how they are growing in Christ as they use our devotional as a part of their time spent with God. Let us know when you need any SD cards or SD banners sent to you for your 2012 events. The banners are available in the Wild Game Dinner Kit.  To submit your request, visit this page:

Past Devotionals . . .
We often receive emails asking for past devotionals to be used in your various ministries and outdoor events. To retrieve a past devotional visit our website "Home" page and click "See Today's Devotional." You can find past devotionals here. 

Prayer . . .
We are sincere about praying for your needs. On the SD web site under the Contact Us page, you will find the prayer request form. All prayer requests are confidential. We also ask you to pray for us daily. Prayer is one of our strongest weapons.

Our Latest Ministries . . .
Recently the SD staff created a new ministry, Bible Verse 2 Day. Sign up to receive a fresh beautiful photo each day with a Bible verse included. Visit the website to sign up:

Many of you have figured out that the SD team also created the current movement around the nation called The Giving Consider printing out some Giving Principle cards and look for opportunities to give or to be kind to those in need or that deserve it. Gift cards seem to be the most popular for passing on kindness and generosity:

Lastly, we want to say thank you for the daily encouraging emails, letters, and stories we receive. The SD staff are dedicated volunteers and your encouragement goes a long way. Thank you.

God Bless you as you choose to Walk in His Paths (WIHP) each day.

Sportsmen's Devotional Team

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Print out a few dozen Sportsmen's Devotional cards from our website Download Page to leave at your local sporting goods store and other locations. Also, buy a SD logoed item as a gift for someone or yourself.