What are we hunting for?

Dressed to camouflage in with nature, my two main squeezes leave the house before the sun peeks over the horizon.  The hunt is on.  The hunt did not start this week.  They have been looking for deer for weeks.  Will they see a nice buck today?  Will my son take a shot? This is what motivates them to lie on the cold ground and wait every morning of fall break. I don’t rise with them. I stay cozy in my bed but I do roll over and pray as I hear the door close behind them.

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This is a throwback photo. 🙂

Definition of hunt: to search for something or someone very carefully and thoroughly

As my hunters drive away, I wonder…

Will we rise, wake up, get up…

Will we carefully search for, look for, seek…

Will we wait…

Will we take our shot…

What are our souls hunting for?  The next best leader of our country, it will be interesting what God shows us the next four years?  Acceptance?  Purpose?  Happiness?  Fulfillment?  Love?

Will we rise above our circumstances and selfish desires?

Will we seek the One who is love and holds the world in His hands?

Will we wait upon the Lord?

Will we take our shot at pointing people to Eternity?

I have found that in my life none of these things are possible apart from Christ our Savior.  This spurs me on to keep studying the Word of God, the one place I find truth about who He is.  I am also discovering there is goodness in the waiting.  My eyes are being opened to the souls right here in my small world that need Jesus.

“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I am not looking for a trophy buck although I hope like crazy my son hits the bulls eye.  I just want to finish this race well.  Heck,  I just want to hit somewhere on the target.  Life is short, let’s live it well.

Jesus we need you. We need you to rise above our circumstances and selfish desires. We need you to help us carefully and thoroughly seek you.  Help us wait and see your goodness and oh Lord, open our eyes to those that need you.

 

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Please Sweet Tea, Kick In!

“He’s marrying his cousin!?”

I have been trying to read the stories of the Old Testament to my family in the evenings. After we somewhat settled down from too much sweet tea and root beer, we began reading the story of Jacob, Rachel and Leah. As I was reading, I was thinking to myself, please God don’t let my curious, observant, 8 year old ask the hard questions. Questions I don’t have answers for tonight and I am too tired to find them. Maybe I should have skipped this story. Sweet tea, please kick in and distract him. 

But my studious son immediately interrupted and yelled, “He’s marrying his cousin!?” He does this often and keeps all of us on our toes.

My reason for sharing today is not to talk about incest, although I did do some digging around because I felt like I could not leave this question with the response of, ask someone smarter than me, like Rob or Tim (our pastors). This is usually my cop out.

Here’s  what I dug up if you care,  https://gotquestions.org/incest-in-the-Bible.html but I encourage you to seek answers on your own through the Word of God and good biblical counsel. If you have any other good input, let me know. I guess we will be taking a look at Leviticus 18 the next time we pick back up reading together. 😉

All this to say, I write to you today to share that reading the Word of God with my family has proven to be such a blessing. There are many times my precious ones ask hard questions that I can not answer. These questions keep us seeking our Heavenly Father through his Word for wisdom and understanding. We all bring different questions to the discussion and they all help us grow closer to our Savior.

“for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Thank you Lord for our kids bringing up questions that I may ask but would rather skip over. We are probably not always theologically on target but we are discovering Truth and the Truth is setting us free.

I encourage you to not only read the bible yourself but share it in your home. Lead your most precious people to discover Truth. You and the generations that follow you will be blessed!

“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭78:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Father God, help us read the words that bring Life to those we share our home with.  Help us discover Truth together.

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