Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . We Have A Long Journey Ahead Of Us (Tom L)
Bible Study Verse
II Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. (NIV)

It all began in late May on the Yellowstone and Jackson lakes. We had to cast sinking fly line with large streamers long distances to reach the prime drop offs where the Yellowstone cutthroats and lake trout were lurking. It took some practice to be able to reach those distances. 

When we were not fishing from a boat, but on the shore of a small mountain lake with trees behind us, we had to use a roll cast. On one mountain lake we ran into a callibaetis hatch right on the shoreline. This required long accurate casts avoiding the over-hanging trees with a delicate presentation. Occasionally, we had to make a side cast to the rising trout. Fishing the creeks and rivers also required a variety of different casts.

Two Sportsmen's Devotional writers came to Wyoming to learn fly fishing. We started them with all the basics and after some practice they experienced some success. The important thing is that we all realized that fly fishing requires learning new skills and continued practice to develop those skills.
(Tom L)
Action Point
The same is true of our faith and our relationship with God. Once we are saved and the foundation of our faith is laid, we have a long journey ahead of us. It is God's hope that we "grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." 

No matter how long we've been a Christian, BE HUMBLE: 
  • We haven't arrived. 
  • We have a long way to go. 
Continue reading and studying God's Word, be in prayer, and be involved in Christian fellowship.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Once you decide that you want to learn how to fly fish, have an experienced fly fisherman advise you on equipment and teach you the basics. This will aid in your success and prevent some frustration.