What an amazing weekend in God's great outdoors! For the 3rd season straight, we visited the Plomero Ranch for a youth deer hunt. The fog was thick in the mornings, the weather was warm and the deer didn't seem to cooperate as well as we would of liked em too, but God was present, the fellowship was amazing and we were able to share in the joy of many first experiences. 4 first deer, 1 first coyote, and 4 boys and 3 adult guides experiencing their first outing with CTO.
Thank you so much to all of the guys on our Texas Team that made this outing click and thank you to the Ashley family for making this possible.
So who are you and how do you identify yourself? If you believe in Christ, you have to believe in His word, and Genesis 1:26 God says He created us "in His image", meaning we look alike, and He also says in His "likeness" which means we are eternal beings... and goes on to say He gives us "rulership," which is dominion and reign, stewarding what He has created. Not owning, but stewarding, just as we do with landowners.
The Bible tells us that in so many scriptures that we are a "Child of God", we will "Reign with God" sharing our true identity in Christ in so many verses.
The enemy stole our identity from Adam & Eve, but Christ took it back at the cross and has planted that seed of the Kingdom in everyone who believes in Him.
The question now remains in this, "What are you going to do with your seed?"
Jesus said, "The knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom of heaven have been given to you." (Matthew 13:11) "When anyone hears the message about the Kingdom and does not understand, the enemy comes in and snatches away what was sown in his heart." ( Matthew 13:18). Read the full chapter of the "Parable of the Sower", Matthew chapter 13 and ask yourself, "where does my identity lie?"
Are you letting others identify who you are, stealing your God given identity? "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32) Stay tuned for more outings and devotions to come, along with experiences of a lifetime!