Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . U Turns Are Necessary (Jack M)
Our hearts are grieving for the loss of lives, homes, and businesses due to the unimaginable destruction from the tornadoes and storms. So many lives were spared and we are grateful. The loss of one precious loved one is one too many. We stand in respect and awe for our fellow sisters and brothers who unselfishly rescued so many. Please join us in surrounding them in prayer and support. God bless each of you and may God bless America.
Bible Study Verse  
Mark 1:15
"The time has come," he said. "The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!" (NIV)

"U turns" are necessary in life. I am glad for that. There are many times that I have messed up: 
  • I have sinned. 
  • I need a fresh start. 
  • I need a "do over." 
  • I need a second chance.
Sometimes the law says that "U turns" are illegal; they are not allowed. Other times they are encouraged to promote safety, ensure traffic flow, and to protect drivers and passengers.
(Jack M)
Action Point
The word "repent" in the Bible is well illustrated by the "U turn" concept. It can be visualized as an "About face. To the rear, march." command a drill sergeant might give his her trainees.

Consider where you are going. Consider your actions, attitudes, and goals in life. Do you need a "U turn?" God says He will forgive our sins if we confess and forsake them.

If you need a "U turn" in life, begin with a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus says in Luke 5:32, "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance," (NIV).

If you admit your sin, acknowledge your belief that Jesus died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ask God to forgive your sin He will. He will save your soul.

This "U" turn will be eternal. You will be glad you made that choice for eternity. Do it today.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Review your gun handling habits. Have you gotten a bit lax? Have you let that discipline slip a little, become a bit too familiar with the firearm? That can only lead to trouble and accidents that can be fatal. Change your firearm handling habits to ensure safety. Confront others who are unsafe in their practices. You may save an accident or a life. It may be your own!