Early yesterday morning I was doing one of my most favorite things, fishing for Largemouth Bass. God has blessed Corinne and I with a huge body of water right out our West Florida home's back door. For years we lived and traveled in a motor home, but now we've got a real home, actually with walls, floors and no wheels under it! Wow! He also worked it our for me to have a 12 foot boat, with an 8 hp outboard motor and the boat is set up for Bass fishing! The boat's name is, "Visitation." So, when I'm out fishing, I'm actually on "Visitation." I'm such a good pastor! hehehe
Anyway, yesterday the Sun was coming up and once again I was completely overwhelmed by God! It was beautiful on the lake, little wind, lily pads gleaming in the coming sunlight. The expectancy of a huge Florida Bass hitting my rubber worm always looms over me whenever I'm out on the lake. My goal is to catch anything over 6 pounds and have it mounted, then I can catch an release all other big ones, as they are baby machines! I've never caught a Bass over 6 pounds, that's always been my goal, but my lake has 8, 10 and 12 pound fish in it, so it's only a matter of time till I get my "wall hanger!"
OK...what's all of this about? Why all the fishing talk today? My answer is that it just illustrates the love of God for His Kids! Many times we have told God, "We'll do what You ask us to do and we'll go where You ask us to go!" We alway meant it and actually did it! Now His reward to us is so wonderful!
However, God's love for His Kids is never based upon our actions. His love is not dependent upon us...it's only Him all of the way! His grace is so awesome!
I love Him so much!!!! I'm so thankful for all He's doing in my life, my church and family! He's sooooo good!
Oh, no "wall hanger" fish yesterday, but I did catch two "keepers" that will fit really good into Corinne's frying pan!
Thank you Lord!!!