There is a reason why the hair stands up on the back of your neck when you watch the ducks as they prepare to land in your decoys or even when the tip of your fishing rod snaps down towards the water.
God made you to know Him, and is seeking you through the outdoors….and through His Son, Jesus. In the outdoors you see the greatness of God, and in Jesus you see the grace of God.
We Have All Missed The Mark
Romans 3:23 – “For all of sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
It’s like trying to make a clear shot when the sight of your rifle is off. No matter how hard you try – you are going to miss. We have all missed the mark of the perfection that is required to get into heaven.
You Are Being Hunted
Hunting as we know, involves pursuing game. The Bible tells us that we don’t have the ability to pursue God, but He is pursuing us!
Romans 3:10-11 – “As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.”
He pursues you because He loves you.
Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
However, you are also hunted by another.
1 Peter 5:8 – “Be self-controlled and alert, Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
You are being pursued by Satan as well as by God. You get to choose who captures you.
Let God Capture You
How do I let God capture my heart?
Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.’”
To confess Jesus as Lord of your life and to demonstrate your trust in Him, pray this prayer:
I know that I am a sinner, I want you to capture me. I know that You are God’s Son and that You gave Your life for me on the cross that You rose from the dead to save me. I surrender control of my life to you. I invite You to come into my life. I will follow You for the rest of my life. Thank You Jesus for saving me.
That’s the truth…. about being captured by God, in God’s Country, forever.
If you prayed that prayer, please contact us at 479-957-3033 or email us at email@example.com and we will send you some information about the decision you just made as well as where you go from here.
Written by Chuck McAlister
Chuck is the founder of Adventure Bound Outdoor TV Program, Promise of Hope Ministries as well as one of our CWA Board Members.