by Efton Green
When I stepped out of my truck I could feel a cool breeze hit me in the face and I thought to myself, “It’s going to be a good afternoon.” I grabbed my Z7 and made a quick inspection of my arrows and Land Shark broadheads. It was my goal for the afternoon to let those Land Sharks feed on some swine that I had had on my mind. As I slowly began my still hunting adventure, I said a little prayer and started walking. Returning back to the area that I had noticed a lot of pig sign, I began to hear some squirrels going crazy so I headed in that direction. When I got closer to where I believed the squirrels were, I stood motionless; scanning for any movement when a small group of pigs caught my eye. I was nocked, cocked, and ready to rock! All I needed was to get a little bit closer. As I stalked closer, the wind direction was right and my heart rate began to elevate; I breathed another small prayer, “Lord help me make a good shot.”
You know, the Bible says in Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Even if those pigs had winded me or heard me, it would not have taken away from the fact that God is good! Regardless of what is going on in the world; as a follower of Christ, my focus should not be on what I perceive a situation to be but on what the Bible says. God is GOOD! Mark 11:22 tells us to “have faith in God.” True faith believes the Bible over any circumstance that takes place in life. We’ve got to choose to believe the Word.
Back to the hunt – I moved into position, my sights were set on a big, red and black spotted hog; but there was too much brush. A smaller (aka good eating size) hog was clear for the shot so I drew back, put my pin on her and turned my Land Shark loose to feed… And feed it did. When my arrow struck its mark, the gilt ran about 40 yards and gave up the ghost. As I stood over her, I rejoiced in the day God had made!
Make the choice to rejoice today!
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Brodie Swisher is a World Champion game caller, accomplished speaker, a notable writer, a skilled hunter, and all around down to earth guy! His travels take him across the country as a well known public speaker in the arena of outdoor events such as wildgame dinners, banquests, archery classes, and filming. Above all Brodie Swisher loves Jesus and he can't wait to share his passion for Christ with those he meets.