Hello friends, I hope you are all well. The Morris household is very Blessed. We had a great tournament on KY Lake last Month. It is finals week for me at WKU. PJ’s is booming. Leslie Kidd Photography is growing by leaps and bounds. My son Lane is working on his music career, and plays two gigs this week. We are also in preparation for the Fishers of Men tournament on Green River Lake on the 19th of this month.
It occurred to me this morning, that a lot of people don’t understand what it looks like to be prosperous. We set and wonder why we can’t get ahead, and we make bad decision with the money God has blessed us with. We over extend ourselves finically, to fill voids that will never be filled with material things. Oh they may make us happy at the moment but it can be fleeting. For instance I would love to have a brand new Bass Cat boat, and I could go buy one, but then I would have to make the first payment and my buyers remorse would set in. I am not saying we shouldn’t enjoy what we have been blessed with. I think we should, but I also think we should not enjoy it to the point that we don’t meet our commitments.
I know God wants us to be prosperous. Honest hard work with Faith in mind is something God wants from everyone. He has given us a blue print for it. Proverbs 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Palms 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I had trouble tithing for so many years, it was a lack of trust in God. But lets be honest it is all his anyway. Since I have started I have been in better shape financially. God has Blessed the money we have and increased what we bring in. However I still was not completely trusting. I would not give the first ten percent. I would give 5 percent this week and 5 percent next week. Just incase something came up. I am now giving my first ten percent and it just feels better. Showing God I trust him with my finances completely and in every aspect of my life can be difficult because I think I am in control. I had a real conviction about this, and the growth that is coming from it is amazing. Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
Doing the work is how we get there. We must trust the process, and not doubt that God will provide what we need to prosper. It won’t just fall in our lap. being prosperous looks a lot like hard work. We must delight in it, we must give back as well. After all everything we have is a gift. I love my life, I love my work, and I love giving back. I fall short each day I miss opportunities to further Gods Kingdom. But through hard work, prayer, reading Gods word, and listening I am getting better.
Now lets talk some fishing.
Barren River Lake the water is still high. About 8 feet over summer pool. Water temp was 70 degrees on Monday.
Joey Vincent found some Crappie up past Siddens Bridge. It appears they had a great day up there!
Bass were very tough on Monday. We found one on a bed and one out on a transition bank leading onto a pocket. Nothing of any size. The water being up and down and temperature fluctuations I believe has made them a bit difficult to pattern this spring on Barren River Lake.
Catfish, now the catfish noodles were everywhere Monday. So it appears they are eating on flats. Which is where we ran into this guy.
I hope you all get out this weekend and enjoy some outdoors. Happy Mothers day and God Bless.