Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 19, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . It's Amazing What God Will Say In A Little Time If You Give Him A Chance And Your Full Attention  (NPS) 
Bible Study Verse
Matthew 14:23
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone. (NIV) 
This is one passage where I can really relate to Jesus. From time to time I go to the mountains alone. It may be for an afternoon quail hunt, perhaps to try to call in a coyote; or sometimes to get away for a couple of days to clear my head and recharge my batteries--physical, emotional, and spiritual. 

On those trips, I usually sleep a lot, hike some, and spend lots of time sitting and looking at a special part of God's creation, a part that He made just for me, for that moment. 

There's always a couple of books handy -- Chuck Swindoll and Philip Yancey have gone on a lot of trips with me that they don't know about! And, there's always a copy of God's word, the Bible. These trips are great times to read His word, pray, and listen. Especially listen! It's amazing what God will say in a little time if you give Him a chance, and your full attention. 
(Cliff S)
Action Point
Get away alone daily, even if it's just to shut the door to your office or sit in your car alone for a few minutes. Read a few Bible verses and share your thoughts with God through prayer. God wants to hear from you, and He wants to speak to you.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When hunting or fishing, always be sure to tell someone where you are going and when you'll