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Todays Sportsmens Devotional

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Bible Study Verses
1 Peter 5:7-9
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (NIV)

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I love to watch videos of animals when they "roar." Better yet, I love to be in the mountains and hear the roar first hand. Bears roar and let other bears know to keep their distance. Coyotes don't roar, but they howl and announce the nightfall and that they are going hunting. Mountain lions scream out their warning and announce their presence. In Africa, when a lion roars, every animal in the area knows to stay out of his way or risk becoming the evening meal. Here's one I don't think you'd normally consider, when the mosquito "roars" you know that he is looking for a place to land and have a meal of your blood. When a rattlesnake "roars" it makes your spine tingle and the hair on the back of your neck stand up. When you hear a hawk scream it just has a sound that shouts "wilderness!" The prey animals in the area go on alert whenever they hear a predator roar. And, like the prey animals, we humans know that we must be extra cautious when we're in an area of dangerous animals and that we must take special precautions to stay safe, especially when we hear the mosquitos roar! 
(Cliff S)
 
Action Point
Roaring is an interesting concept in the Bible. In today's passage we are told that Satan is roaring like a lion and is seeking something to devour or kill, specifically, that something is us! But, roaring is also used to describe how God speaks to Israel and to Christians. God roars in thunder, the sea crashing, waterfalls, and in a myriad of ways. Here's a thought, does Jesus roar that He loves us and that He is seeking us? I believe so. We call Jesus' roaring Christmas and Easter. Twice a year every year Jesus "roars" and calls us to Him. We sing Christmas carols about Jesus' birth and get up early for Easter sunrise services to see the sun "roar" that Jesus has risen and is alive! Here's the difference between God's roaring and that of Satan. We are to resist Satan's roaring and be on our guard to be sure that we don't fall prey to his evil and wicked schemes. But, when God roars, we are to listen to Him, return to Him, and seek His forgiveness, grace, and fellowship. And, remember, if you've accepted Jesus Christ into your life, when God roars, you can be sure that Satan is whimpering in the distance as he runs away!
 
Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Know what dangerous animals are in the area where you are hunting and fishing. In my home state of Arizona we have black bears, mountain lions, and rattlesnakes that pose particular dangers to humans. Oh, and don't forget the scorpions, tarantulas, and the red ants. Be sure to pack food in bear proof containers AWAY from your camp and invest in a good pair of snake leggings to give yourself an edge over the venomous critters you might encounter. And, by the way, those snake leggings do a really good job of keeping cactus spines out of your legs, too. Ask me how I know!
 
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Bible Study Verses
Proverbs 16:9 
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (NIV)

Psalms 37:23 
Stalwart walks in step with Godhis path blazed by God, he's happy. (MSG)

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While crossing Skull Mesa with our half Native American guide, Wayne, the trail would totally disappear for some distance. Even with the forest service map and GPS, we'd have to circle out ahead numerous times to pick up the resemblance of a trail to continue. We planned to cross over and be in Cave Creek before dark. But, these detours were crowding our time. With all the modern technology available to us, I was following the Indian home.
(Wes W)

Action Point
Often times in life we just seem to lose our way. We try to make wise decisions, plan ahead, and use modern technology, but life just becomes uncertain. When life becomes uncertain? God is my GPS:
  • G. - God
  • P. - Points
  • S. - Specifically
God directs my paths and my decisions.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
Hunting, fishing, and camping are uncertain. In WY there are enough streams & lakes that I don't worry too much about extra water. But, in AZ I've learned to take extra water, sun screen, and even sun glasses. We do get wiser with age and pay attention to the unforgiving elements of creation. 
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Isaiah 48:6-7
"You heard and saw everything that happened,
    so you should tell this news to others.
Now I will tell you about new things,
    hidden things that you don't know yet.
These things are happening now, not long ago;
    you have not heard about them before today.
So you cannot say, 'We already knew about that.'' " (NCV)

Thoughts
It's fast! It's Quiet! It will laser an arrow to the target! No Shock! No Vibration! Smooth as Butter! 

My new bow is in the mail. I can't wait to place my hands on it. I have heard all the good things that is said about it. I just know that this new bow is going to be the best thing I have ever shot. I wonder how it will feel. Will the grip set well in my hand? Will it do all that the company says? The anticipation is so high; I hope I am not let down by my own idealistic dreams. 
(Dennis W)

Action Point
According to Isaiah, we have heard all that God has done; and knowing what He has done should make the anticipation for what He is going to do extremely high. We know that He is Creator, Savior and Sustainer.  He is Friend, Comforter and Redeemer. He is Protector, Supplier and Forgiver. Yet God is doing a new thing that we don't even have a clue about. No idealistic dreams here! 

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,"  Ephesians 3:20  (NKJV). 

One thing we can never say about God, "Oh, yeah, I already knew that."

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
When hunting deer, it is almost guaranteed that deer will show up from the direction you least expect. Use good scent management, move very little, and continuously scan the area. The deer will show up like a ghost.
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