Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . I asked for a bird dog and my Heavenly Father gave me Regal ((Jack M) 
Bible Study Verse
I Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, Who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. (NIV)
Does God care that we have things to enjoy? Will He answer specific and personal requests? He can and He will! Because He is good, He gives us good things to experience. 
A good bird dog adds greatly to the upland hunting experience. I asked God for a bird dog, with a particular color phase of German Shorthair Pointer in mind. God gave me Regal! 
My daughter adopted him from a pound. Regal was always hunting and pointing birds in her yard. They wanted him to be able to hunt; so she and my grandson gave Regal to me, fulfilling my prayer for a bird dog perfectly. And what a gift he was! I asked for a bird dog, and my Heavenly Father gave me Regal so that I might enjoy him and pheasant hunting even more! 
(Jack M)

Action Point
Give thanks to God for all things. Especially thank Him for the hunting experience. Thank Him for friends, equipment, places to hunt, the dogs, and the game itself.

If God is your Heavenly Father through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, He will give you things to enjoy. Be sure to ask Him! He can and will answer prayers specifically and personally. He will give these things because He loves you!   
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows," James 1:17 (NIV).

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Take photos of the hunt and of the game harvested. Take time to appreciate the beauty of these wild animals - a rooster pheasant, a majestic whitetail deer, a gloriously colored wood duck, or a bird dog testing the wind for a quail. all are gifts of a loving and good God given for us to appreciate and in which to take pleasure.