Take Time to Consider What Great Things God Has Done.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I came across this crazy video this morning of a lady using her cell phone to video tape a couple of trucks driving down the road when all of a sudden one of the trucks hits a 2x4 which propels it through her windshield! CRAZY! I would have screamed and soiled my pants! The drivers name is Wendy Cobb and you can read her story here.

Wendy’s video got me thinking about all the close calls I’ve had in life and the fact that life itself is a blessing. Actually, when I think about it, God has blessed my beyond measure!

One of the things I’ve learned (and am still learning) over the years is the importance of counting my blessings. This is a great faith exercise. Sometimes I will even make a list of the things I’m thankful for today. Samuel reminded the people to do this same thing in 1 Samuel 12:24:
“But be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.”

It’s easy to be negative - to point out the wrong - to get discouraged. But, when we stop to consider all God has done it changes things. I heard a pastor say, “your uplook changes you outlook.” I agree.

So, what are you thankful for today? Have you every made a list of the amazing things God has done in your life?

Trail Riding

Monday, April 4, 2011

Saturday was the opening day of turkey hunting here in Tennessee. Up to this point I had only turkey hunted in Missouri - one of the best turkey hunting states in the nation. Finding a spot to hunt around Nashville has proved to be a challenge. But, I did find one friend who allowed me and my brother to do some hunting on their property in Cheatham County. It’s basically 1,600 acres of beautiful rolling hills and woods that run along the Harpeth River.

Needless to say, we didn’t see or hear a turkey. But we had a blast driving the logging roads in my brothers jeep. Here are some pics of our trail riding experience. Hopefully the next hunting trip will also allow us to bring home some wild turkey meat!