Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 4, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . We Need Other Christians To Mentor and To Model Us About Life Experiences and Our Relationship With Our God and Our Brothers and Our Sisters  (MQ)
Bible Study Verse
Philippians 3:17
Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. (NIV)
A few years ago a group of men from our church decided to go on a fly-in fishing trip to a remote Canadian lake.
Having made several trips to this lake, I organized the trip, planned the menu, and made the necessary reservations with the camp and float base. 
The lake was 35 miles long and 6 miles wide with a lot of rock reefs that came up close to the surface. To avoid any collisions with the reefs, I led the way to the fishing spots. We caught fish every day and had an occasional shore lunch. We had great fellowship, ate well, and told a lot of fishing stories. 
Trips like these offer quality time with each other. As Christians we need each other to grow. Christlike character is built through relationships. Just like we need mentors to teach us about hunting and fishing, we also need other Christians to mentor and model us about life experiences and our relationship with God and our brothers and sisters.
(Tom L)

Action Point
Start a fishing club or a small group in your church or community. It's a great way to build relationships and be an example and a help to others.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
If you go to an unfamiliar Canadian lake, hire a guide for a day to show you where the fish and dangerous reefs are located.