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Feb 1, 2012

I Wonder Why ?
Have you ever wondered what God wants us to get out of the wild outdoors? Why did he give us such a vast gift? What can we gain from it? In the book of Job, Chapter 12, verses 7-8, it says "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. (NIV) I read over this in my devotional this morning and asked myself these very questions. Perhaps it gives us an overwhelming feeling of amazement and appreciation for what God is capable of. Or maybe it teaches us to think about the facinating ability of a bird to fly or a fish to breath under water. Only a God as powerful as ours could create living creatures such as these. What about patience? I know that fishing has taught me a whole new level of being patient. The bottom line is that God has a plan and a reason for everything in this world of ours. For me, spending time on the water or the woods is a renewing and refreshing experience that gives me new energy for the next week.
The late President Herbert Hoover probably summed it up best in his book "Fishing for Fun and to Wash Your Soul". He wrote "To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of the sun on the blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men-for all men are equal before fish".

Christian Athlete Report

This week in sports, Tim Tebow and his Denver Bronco teammates fell to the New England Patriots by a score of 45-10. Clay Dyer struggled in his first event since returning to professional bass fishing. Both athletes struggled. But both athletes accomplished great things in the process and both gave glory to God in their efforts.

Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer last year is known for wearing his trademark backpack wherever he goes between games. During the 2011 play-offs, an Oklahoma City area news station asked Kevin what he carried in his bag. His reply "my iPad, headphones,cell phone chargers and my Bible". NBC Sports writer Kurt Helin's respons to the contents was "thats it!, boring". Kudos to Kevin Durant for keeping God in his life despite what an unknowing sports writer says.

Have a blessed February folks!




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