The air was crisp and cold. It was the kind of cold that burned when you took a breath and made your eyes water. I’ll never forget the hunt during the Christmas season last year.
I had been scouting for months. Studying the movement and likes and dislikes. I purposed on the inside that I would watch and listen for the entire year to make sure I had a successful hunt.The hunt always starts long before the event takes place. It seemed that science would say one thing but the reality of it was time and study. So I looked on the internet and went to various stores. There seemed to be lots of advice out there.
I’ve done really good in past years. Especially last year. I bagged a two tone specimen that brought a smile and made the hunt worthwhile. So…this year my goal was to match and surpass last years hunt.
The most successful hunts come when you seek out the advice of an amazing guide! The best advice I ever received was from The Ultimate Guide. His name…Jesus Christ.
He said in Matthew 19:5 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
What on earth does this have to do with hunting? Well the hunt was actually for Jennifer’s Christmas present. And the truth be told, it actually wasn’t very cold that year. Lol
But the principle is the same and it’s time for all of us, as men, to use our gifts and talents that God gave us. The media belittles men nonstop and there are some knuckleheads out there that give us a bad name. But there are lots of us that love our wives and family and try to live a life pleasing to God.
We are designed to hunt! It’s a spiritual principle that is in our DNA.
Proverbs 25:2 says “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, to search out a matter is the glory of kings.”
God has concealed deep treasures within my wife and it will take a lifetime just to discover some of them. It’s a proactive thing though. I can’t just sit around and wait for God to show me. Psalms 1 says “everything I set my hand to will prosper” and Ecclesiastes 9:10 says “whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” This approach to marriage will present challenges. I have made it a part of life to constantly check the “spiritual thermostat” in my home. The enemy is divisive and would love to stop the Davis train from accomplishing anything for the Kingdom. So I have to be on guard, alert and ready to humble myself to keep peace in our home.
It’s actually funny now. When I walk into a women’s store I am always greeted with the assumption that I need help as a man to get a gift for my wife. I always politely tell them the same thing. No thanks…we’ve been married for 27 years and I know her better than anyone on this earth. Gift wrap please. Lol
How did I do ladies?