Another lesson of the hunt is the value of stillness. Deer hunting is about stillness. When walking, walk slow. Walk quiet. When sitting, sit still. Move your eyes not your head. When you do turn your head, turn slowly.
The goal is stillness, even when turning. Even when walking.
After 3 days of hunting, stillness has seeped into my soul. A still soul is sweet. Stillness is comfortable. And comforting.
Deer hunting is a great time to read the Word. I sit in the woods reading the Word. I call it hunting, but the main activity is thinking. It’s a great place to meditate on God’s Word. Read a verse or two, scan the woods and meditate, read, scan/meditate. Works really well, especially since there’s little wildlife this year. Few squirrels, no hawks, no deer!
This year, I chose the book of James. One year I read Acts. Another year I read 1 Corinthians.
I also am reading some Psalms. Psalms read better outdoors. Maybe it’s because David wrote so many living outdoors.
Be still. Read. Meditate. Yes, deer hunting is good for the soul.