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Are You Ready???

Written by Jeff Roman

Luke 21:36"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man"

It does not matter which of the outdoor hobbies you are entrenched in, from standard shore fishing to tournament bass fishing to sporting clay's or duck hunting, even deer hunting you have to be on the ready.

Whether it is a line and a lure or a shotgun of some type, being prepared and ready is a must. And that is being prepared and ready for anything that can happen during the day good or bad. Anytime those little incidental things that happened during the day you are able to survive and carry-on and maybe not have a day end in pure misery.

When that lure comes flying back at you after missing a strike and gets caught in your arm and buries itself passed the barb. Are you prepared and ready for what needs to be done? Do you know the "line trick" to get it out? Or do you have the proper pliers to be able to snip the hook off to be able to push the hook through? You are out hunting and your dog comes up lame with an injured paw because of something it has walked through. Are you going to be able to get yourselves back to the truck so you can get your dog medical attention? Any time something comes up are we ready? Even when good things happen like we catch the fish of a lifetime is the camera ready? Is the camera ready to take that photo so that we can keep that memory forever? Good or bad are we ready?

Romans 13:11 "Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep, for now salvation is nearer to us then when we believed."

The Bible is full of statements about being prepared. All of the gospels have preparation quotes in them. All of the prophets told about being prepared. There are endless amounts of stories told in Bible about being prepared. So do you think preparation is important when it is being told to you so many times? Absolutely!!! Do not underestimate preparation. We need to be preparing for Him. We need to work on preparation with Him and for Him every day.

Is it just crazy to think that "Ok I have tomorrow to do this". When was the last time you were out in the field and something happened and you thought to yourself wow if I would only have done this differently and been prepared we would be ready for this situation.

That has happened to all of us at some point in time whether hunting or fishing or whatever we are doing. And sometimes you can get away with it, but we will not get away with it when He comes for us, we better be prepared. There is no tomorrow after He calls us.

Just like in 1 Corinthians 16:13 "Be on the alert, stand firm in faith, act like a man, be strong.

Are you ready???

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