Cowboy thought for the week- And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
“Fellowship” (Greek term-koinonia)- that which is shared in common.
Today, my wife and I will gather with a small group of fellow believers who are rural folks, musicians, have a genuine love for each other and most importantly, share a common bond in Jesus Christ.
We will worship our Lord together, enjoy each other’s company, share our thoughts and a meal and more than likely pick a few tunes together.
This is the joy in…fellowship.
If you’re not getting out and enjoying God’s great outdoors, you’re missing the restorative power of the nature that He created for us to enjoy. The outdoors is a place to experience our Creator and restore our spirits. The Bible says that nature speaks to us of God’s character and His attributes. “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. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?” Job 12:7-9. Spending time in nature gives us a chance to slow down and reflect on God’s love for us. He made us human beings, not human doings. So much of our life is defined by our hectic lives. We’re so busy, we hardly take time to slow down and notice God. A hike along a trail, going camping in nature’s surroundings, wandering through the woods, walking along a stream, watching a sunset or sunrise, enjoying wild flowers, watching birds and enjoying their songs —these and so many other outdoor activities let us disconnect from the crazy world we live in and get reconnected to God, realign ourselves, restore our minds, and rejuvenate our hearts. I love being at Cowboy Church but the times when I feel closest to God are when I am outdoors. When I really feel closest to God is when I am sitting quietly in my boat fishing as the sun begins to rise reflecting its beauty into the water and the call of an eagle stirs my soul. Or, as I sit quietly in a tree stand waiting for a deer to come by my secret hiding place as the sun peeks through the trees and the woods begin to come alive with birds, squirrels and other wildlife that have no idea I am there. Psalm’s 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God” and folks there is no better place to do that than in God’s Great Outdoors
The news media and politicians talk gun control and as Denny Gold said, "We pray for families and friends of those killed in the Florida school shooting".
Yet, when it is mentioned that something needs to be done about the violent video games that kids and adults play that may lead to these shootings experts testify that it is not a problem. I do not agree.
The majority of TV shows and movies show violent crimes being committed and we wonder where these people in real life come up with the idea for mass shootings and other crimes.
Why don't we put controls on them?
Why is there talk about gun control but you don't hear about the 1.5 million lives a year lost to abortion.
1 out of 4 automobile accidents, 330,000 injuries and 3,477 deaths are caused by people texting while driving. I wonder why more isn't done about that.
Like Scotty says "It's not our Grandpa's world anymore". It's a broken world. This is not our home anyway folks.
We can talk about the book of Revelations and all the signs of Jesus's return all day long but the big question is, are you absolutely sure that if Jesus came right now are you ready to go home? Are you doing everything you can to bring family, friends, even strangers to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior so they too can go home?