"One of the best ways to grow and mature as a believer is to continually remind yourself who you are and what you possess as a child of God. The more you affirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will reflect your true identity"

We are children of god! We are one with the earth, the waters and the sky that god created for us. So, remember that we were created to glorify God in all that we do. Respect the land and all that inhabit it. Hold in reverence all that nurish our bodies, the birds in the sky, the fish of the water and the plants and animals of the earth.

Hunting is a way of life in our home, almost as much as family and faith, almost. We hunt to live. I want nothing more than to teach my children the reverance and respect for the land and its animals. To become stewards of God's earth.


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Monday, May 23, 2011

How many times can I fall?

How many times can I fall?
As I watched my now 5 year old son ride his new bike this weekend, I started asking myself this question. This was his first attempt at his new “big boy bike”. Even though it has training wheels he manages to fall over about every 5 minutes, each time picking himself up and getting right back on the bike. I had to wonder to myself, how many times can he fall before he gets tired of getting hurt and gives up?

Psalm 18:1-3 “I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.”

How many times can I fall?
I have come to realize more lately that I fall every day. This is a tough realization for me because I am not one who likes to “fall” or fail. I have a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist. As a Christian you have to realize 2 things. Number one is that God never fails, and number two is that we fail God all the time. So, I fall a lot. God wants me to live in a way that glorifies his most holy name in everything I do and some times this can be a little overwhelming. I make mistakes. I know this, but so does God. The question is this; “how many times can I fall?”

Psalm 18:16-19 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”

How many times can I fall?
This is a prayer that I tend to say quite often; “I give myself over to you oh lord, body, mind and soul. Make me the vessel of your word, to show the world by my actions that you are the one true God.” I pray this prayer and yet I fall every day… but not near as much as I used to.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

My son never quit riding his bike, at least not of his own accord. I had to practically drag him into the house, and more than once he tried to sneak the bike in with him. He was never going to give up, no matter how many times he fell. The bike is something that brings him great joy and for that reason he will stick with it. We are the object of God’s joy and he will never give up on us either.

Revelation 2:5 “Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place.”

So, how many times can I fall? Evidently as many times as it takes as long as I get back up and get on that “bike” again.

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