Bible Study Verse
I Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. (NIV)
Does God care that we have things to enjoy? Will He answer specific and personal requests? He can and He will! Because He is good, He gives us good things to experience.
A good Waterfowl Dog adds greatly to the Waterfowl hunting experience. Fourteen years ago I asked God for a Waterfowl Dog. God gave me Jet! A beautiful Black Lab. My Taxidermist was raising English Labs and was wanting to get out of the business. He knew I had been wanting a Lab. He had two left and called me and asked me if I wanted one. I couldn’t get to his place fast enough to pick up Jet. Jet has become my best friend never leaving my side and a great hunting companion. Jet follows me every where. When hunting he walks a few paces in front of me and will turn around and look at me as if saying “Come On”. Jet sleeps by my bed every night, he will not eat until I do, he lays down by my desk when in my office. He will sit and lay down when I ask him to. Jet to me was God answering my prayer saying yes and here’s more. And what a gift he is! I asked for a Waterfowl Dog, and my Heavenly Father gave me Jet so that I might enjoy him and Waterfowl Hunting even more!
Give thanks to God for all things. Especially thank Him for the hunting experience. Thank Him for friends, equipment, places to hunt, the dogs, and the game itself.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” Romans 6:23 (NIV).
If God is your Heavenly Father through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, He will give you things to enjoy. Be sure to ask Him! He can and will answer prayers specifically and personally. He will give these things because He loves you!