Thank you for reviving this thread as I needed to see it... was busy wondering to myself if God really wants us to have hobbies like hunting in our lives... and here I get reminded that He can and wants to bless and speak to us through it.
Thank you for being faithful in sharing your testimony
why i hunt.............
ive killed more monster animals than anyone i know. im not a trophy hunter either. i simply dont like pulling the trigger and ending my adventure.
when i hunt however i hunt with my only companion and that is god. each time i go out alone i talk with god continually. as i see the game im after i get excited and relish the time with my father. you see the hunt to me is the experience and the memory. my goal is to shoot something for my wall, regardless of the size, on the last day so i can remember the time i spent with god.
now as i hunt and see nice animals i laugh with god and i tell him i wont shoot anything unless it is something that truly represents his magnificence and glory. you see when i shoot something i want to brag about what god did for me. thats the desire of my heart to glorify him.
now on my elephant hunt i passed many bulls between 65-76 lbs. my ph and trackers were dumbfounded. i told them unless it was something that truly magnified christ i was withholding and waiting to shoot a 30lb'er on the last day.
well on day 3 i shot a double 90 lb bull. when i saw the bull i knew god was showing me i had not been forgotten and that this world would not throw me to the wolves and leave me for dead because i am his child and his children are possesions of his that no man shall ever harm. god told me i have value and worth.
Every day when i walk through my room and see that elephant i remember that god finds favor in me and that i have value and that i am loved!
THAT IS WHY I HUNT!!