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Monday, August 11, 2014
August 7, 2014
Today's Photograph . . . . If You Miss A Day, Don't Beat Yourself Up Just Get Back After It Tomorrow. God Is Waiting (Jack M)
Bible Study Verse
I Timothy 4:8
For the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. (HCSB)
Thoughts Exercise to prepare for the upcoming seasons. The days afield in pursuit of our favorite quarry are here or near. We plan, we prepare, and we perform the tasks necessary to succeed. We invest large amounts of time, effort and money in our avocations, as well as in our equipment. If we are smart, we begin to work out to get in shape. We make sure our hunting partners are in shape too, especially the dogs that we appreciate and enjoy. They must be refreshed in their training and given adequate time to be physically ready for their challenges.
As men of God, we must understand that godliness requires spiritual exercise just as physical fitness requires physical exertion. Let's prepare for what is truly important - eternity; and not forget that which also has benefit now.
Action Point Make daily spiritual exercise a priority. Discipline yourself to be in the Word of God and in prayer. Write a daily quiet time into your schedule.
If you miss a day, don't beat yourself up; just get back after it tomorrow. God is waiting, and He will satisfy your soul, and strengthen you as you exercise the privilege of His presence.
Include physical exercise and a proper diet as a spiritual discipline. If you do, you will be better prepared to enjoy God's blessing of the outdoors.
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day Prepare physically for the days ahead. Make sure you are in shape. Exercise ahead of that hunting trip. Have a physical by your doctor. Make sure your dogs are in shape too. Take them to the vet. Make sure all of their immunizations are up to date, and their health is good. Exercise them daily. It will make the days afield far more enjoyable and profitable.