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Old 12-25-2014, 06:16 PM
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During the Gulf Oil Crises a charter captain blew himself away on his boat. What he saw was too much to deal with at the time. At that time I prayed and words came to me which I made into a tract. It was called God's Better Place. The "B" and "P" were in green and the front of the tract showed a picture of the Gulf Coast map.
I sent it to about 200 hundred charter captains from Louisiana to Alabama. I went to Houma ,La. to check it out then to Gulf Shores ,Al. to hand out hundreds of tracts door to door. At night I fished on the two piers with lights where I was staying. Can't explain it but the fishing at those two lights was unbelievable. I caught specks and reds until I grew tired and came back the next night after a lot of walking to do the same. I caught my biggest speck ever,29 1/2". When they spooked at the one pier I would walk a little yonder to other pier and fish till they spooked and back to pier 1. Maybe God blessed. The folks at tackle shop said perhaps lack of fishing pressure. Beaches in August were about empty.
Since that time I have met a lot of good o'boys from the Gulf Coast where my heart goes out to them and I will tell you why in a bit.
Just got back walking the dog where I was thinking of a post I read on the HT and another on the Pensacola forum where a man was looking at his life and life wasn't looking good. I thought of the charter boat captain who blew himself away near Ft. Morgan and by George I have to say something to you all.
Frankly, I am not "happy" what I see myself,in the world,our nation,my family and my own life. I get bummed out like everyone else,fishing is my escape (has to have salt in it).
My answer to myself and my point to any who might be reading this is where you turn your eyes is a matter of peace or despair. Where do you turn when your life is overwhelmed.
Only one scripture,bear with me, "Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith..." Now getting back as I said to the good o'boys. I must say too many know about the Lord but do not know the Lord. The only way to know the reality of this escape is to turn to the Lord in your spirit BUT if your have not been really born again (wish not to use that worn out terminology) you do not have HIS spirit to turn to Him and truly find Him. Your religion doesn't work because there never has begun a living relationship to begin with.
This is not a preaching board I'm sorry but who looks on the religious posts? My heart goes out to a lot of you I met and talked fish to.Real good people. It is a hard fact that it is not good people that go to glory but those who have been born of this new nature. This is a must to enter His kingdom.
Hey Joe, if you are considering an escape from your misery,call upon Him from your heart with all your heart until you find Him. This I did in 1979 when I was at the gates of hell thanks to the life I was living. I found incredible deliverance and keeping power unto this day. I,like Joe,forget and seek escapes till I learn again to depend on Him,stay close to Him and He is Faithful to make Himself known.
I still have that tract I wrote,God's Better Place. Send me a PM if you want one sent.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:32 PM
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You hit bottom, you did not do anything stupid, and you climbed up the other side. You chose the harder road and you should be proud.

God bless you and merry Christmas!

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