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Take Time and Learn

By Jeff Roman

 2 Timothy 1:7- for the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 

I am not sure if it’s supposed to be Aaaaarrrrrrggggggggggggggggg or bbbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr today or both. But it is absolutely brutal outside. The weather Channel had us at 23° below zero temperature and the wind is ripping pretty good so I’m guessing probably somewhere between 40 and 60 below with the windchill. I know. I know you Northerners up in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the like are probably saying this is normal for you’s but for us here in West Central Illinois it is downright coooooollldddd! This is no weather for outdoorsmen and yes ladies I don’t want to forget you outdoor ladies.
Absolutely nothing can be done outside. You don’t even want to stay in the garage. Cooped up in the house with cabin fever, doesn’t get any worse than that for outdoorsman. So this is always a good time to spend learning. Take some time to learn. Pull out those fishing magazines that you threw in a pile all summer long because you didn’t have time to read them. Here’s an opportunity to get caught up and see if you can’t figure out some new tactics or procedures or fishing styles that will help you put more fish in the boat. Pick up those gun catalogs and hunting magazines and see if there isn’t something you have missed out there. Something you can learn to take on your next adventure. This is a good time to learn.

Hebrews 4:12 - for the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Guess what else would be a good time to spend learning. Being as you have the time right now. Spend some time learning God’s word. Spend some time with the Bible. This is a perfect time for you to do this. You’ve been saying you were going to do it, now you have the opportunity. Learning God‘s word will draw you closer to Him. By drawing closer to Him, He will show you things in the outdoors, things in your life, things in your job that you never knew were there before. His word will give lots of meaning. His word will give you truth. Knowing God‘s word will make life more rewarding. Knowing His word will make you better outdoorsman, mothers and dad‘s, employer and employees, friends, husbands and wives. The Bible when you spend time with it makes us all better people because we learn how to live as Jesus lived. We will know the full meaning of the word “love.”

Revelation 1:3- blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take it to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.  

There’s no time like the present to get started. Spend time today and during this frigid weather and all winter long. And if you spend time now and start learning you’ll find that you won’t want to put it down! By learning God‘s word, it will not only make you a better Christian ,but those around you will be better for it to.

I’m sure the outdoor shows are probably in full swing in the northern states. Our local ones are coming up in the next few weeks. That will help with cabin fever but in the meantime spend time learning. Learning His word! 

Colossians3:17 - and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him. 

Have a SAFE day !! 

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