June 14 Devotion

There are so many things that I love about Charlie 22 Outdoors. The fellowship. The camaraderie. The words of encouragement. The events. The meals. And so on, and so on, and so on. The list is lengthy. One thing I especially love is having veterans, that were guests at previous events, returning to other events. To make sure that those that are there as new guests, get the same or better experience that they had. That truly amazes me. Such a blessing to watch happen. The Charlie 22 Outdoors family has grown. It includes people all across the country. And I’m confident enough to say, it includes people from other countries as well.

Something else that I love about the family is accountability. Being held accountable by others is important to me. Very important to me. My memory from last year was a message that I received from someone that I dearly love and respect. He was commenting on this part of what I had written: “And there are people that we know that are not going to heaven because of the way they choose to live.” What he said reminded me, God‘s grace is bigger than anything we can imagine. The way to heaven is through him. The only way! And if we choose to live in sin, we miss out on so many blessings on earth. And God will punish those for doing so. And that is unfortunate. Believe me, I know that from experience. But we must remember, he will welcome us if we turn to him.

My prayer for you today, actually for all of us today, is that we can have people in our lives that love us enough to hold us accountable. To correct us. To convict us. Not out of spite. Not out of malice. But…out of love. I am blessed to have a circle like this. And I don’t take that lightly. Yesterday, I talked about how God can free us. Can show us hope. Those are weapons against Satan. I would like to add to the list this. Having people in your lives, that are in your corner to the point that they call you out, is also part of our arsenal against Satan. Having people in our lives, to help us make sure that we see things clearly, is part of our arsenal against Satan. And that’s very clearly one of the reasons why Charlie 22 Outdoors works. Because the people in this family, love each other enough, to hold each other accountable. And that glorifies God big time.

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