Daily Devotional for Sportsmen...
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Monday, September 15, 2014
August 12, 2014
Today's Photograph . . . . Truly Exciting (NPS)
Bible Study Verses
At that moment the fingers of a man's hand appeared and began writing on the plaster of the king's palace wall next to the lampstand. As the king watched the hand that was writing, his face turned pale, and his thoughts so terrified him that his hip joints shook and his knees knocked together. (HCSB)
Thoughts I remember the feeling I had the first time I hunted deer and saw a buck. I was so overcome with a rush of adrenaline, that it took me several moments to pull myself together enough to make a shot. I still get that feeling sometimes, if it's a really big buck! I've known people so overcome with this feeling that they couldn't make the shot.
Like King Belshazzar in the verses above, the adrenaline takes over. In his case, it was due to the fear of God. The king knew he had betrayed God, and that he would soon die. The body physiologically responds to fear and excitement in a similar way; and at times, is totally uncontrollable.
Action Point Hopefully, the next time we feel that rush of excitement when we are looking at a huge trophy animal in the woods, we will remember this verse and the overwhelming power of God.
Perhaps that rush will come as we lead someone to Christ and they have just asked Him into their heart. That's truly exciting!
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day Make sure you have a good rest before taking a shot, especially if you have that feeling of uncontrollable shakes rushing through your body. There are several bipods available to purchase for your rifle. These would serve as a great rest, and can also get your sights above the bushes if needed.