Monday, May 12, 2014

May 7, 2014   

Today's Photograph . . . . Give God Your Firsts and See Him "Burst Your Barns"  (USFWS)

Bible Study Verses
Proverbs 3:9-10
Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.  (NKJV)
It was my son's first elk hunt. His grandfather, a couple of friends and I were working our way back to our trucks when I stopped to take a break and was separated for just a moment from the rest of the group. In that split second (okay, maybe a minute or two), he spotted an elk. I suddenly heard a cow call just in time to look up and see him take a shot. At age 13, he had taken his first elk.

Have you ever considered how important first's are:
  • First time you fell in love.
  • First kiss. 
  • First time your child said "Dada" or "Mama." 
  • First day of the new year--a favorite for new resolutions.
  • Your first big game draw and first big game success. 
  • Your first car. 
God made first's to be special in our lives because they are special to Him. When speaking of giving to God, King Solomon instructs us to "give Him the first and the best." 
(Brett M)

Action Point
In all parts of your life, give God your first's:
  • The first part of your day through prayer and devotions. 
  • The first part of your week by going to church. 
  • The first part of your paycheck. 
Just to name just a few. 

Remember how important first's are to you and know that they are just that special to God. Give God your firsts and see if He doesn't "burst your barn."

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
I can't tell you how many hunters have told me that, after a long period of nothing happening, it was when they stopped to take a break that they saw what they were looking for.
Remember: stop frequently, look, listen, smell; and then, be prepared.