Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December 16, 2012   

Today's Photograph . . . . Are You A Camouflaged Christian . . . .   (Tom B)
Bible Study Verse
Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. will Strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (NIV)

Remember when monofilament was the basic line used on fishing reels? It came and still comes in all kinds of different line tests and colors. Every manufacturer touted the color made it harder for the fish to see the line.

Let's go back a little further in time. Do you remember a braided nylon line? It was "camouflaged" - a different color on the line about every foot. The multicolored line was a big seller in tackle stores.

Now we have better grades of monofilament, copolymer braided lines, and fluorocarbon lines. The selling points are still great strength and colors, or lack of colors, that make the line hard to see in the water. Other benefits are no stretch, line sinks to the bottom, and smaller line diameters.
(Tom B)

Action Point
What's the strength in your life? What do you rely on for strength-your job, money, maybe even your fishing skills?

Do you have a breaking point? Have you been to a point when you couldn't handle any more stress? Maybe you are there now . . . .

Are you a camouflaged Christian? People around you wouldn't know you are follower of Christ because you really don't demonstrate your source of strength in your talk and  in your actions.

God is the source of our strength.

 "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;    they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint," Isaiah 40:31 (NIV).

Soar like an eagle. Let people know the source of your strength!!!

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
A 12 lb. test copolymer braided line has a much smaller diameter than a 12 lb. test monofilament line. In one way that's good because it allows more line on the spool of the reel; however in another way the smaller diameter line on a level wind reel can create some horrendous backlashes if you are not careful. Solve the problem by using a 20 lb. test line. You receive even better line strength, but the bigger diameter line casts much easier.