Russell Throckmorton


Flying Snowshoes and Frozen Hot Dogs. part 2

As I sat on top of a winter ridge line in Alaska, my stomach was growling and I felt weak.  I knew it was time to eat. I pulled out my issued Meal Ready to Eat (MRE).  I was probably the worst MRE to have #15, Beef Frankfurters.   What is a a frankfurter?  Frankfurter is army for hot dog.  This meal comes four hot dogs.  In my case… four FROZEN hot dogs.  

As I broke apart my frankfurters I noticed other members of my team setting up little stoves.  I couldn’t believe my eyes.  As I was scraping little chunks of processed meat with my teeth, the rest of my team was melting water and eating hot meals.   I was caught completely unprepared for the environment I was living in.

At times, I feel completely unprepared for the  world I live in.  I am not going to go into how hard it is to have a Biblical walk with Christ in our society.  I will tell you this… it is going to get worse.

How can we prepare?  I believe it comes down to mastering the basics.  Prayer, Fellowship, and The Bible.

 Prayer:  Praying is like working a muscle.  The more you do it the stronger you become.  Have you ever seen that guys who only works on his upper body at the gym.  Friend don let friends skip leg day.  Just like working out.  Work different parts of your prayer life. There are seven different types of prayer.  

  1. Prayer of Supplication – Praying for something
  2. Prayer of Intercession – Praying for others
  3. Prayer of Faith – Praying for God’s will
  4. Prayer of Contemplation – Prayer for Understanding and Wisdom
  5. Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving –  Prayer of worship and Thanks
  6. Prayer of Agreement – Praying as a group
  7. Prayer of Repentance- Prayer for forgiveness

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

Fellowship:  You NEED Christian friends.   Without accountability, we can create some weird dogmas.  Try to have a good mix of friends.  Mentors and people you are mentoring.

not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:25

Bible:  My friend said something very interesting the other day. He said, “I memorize the Bible because there may be a chance I may not have access to one in the future.”  Sounds ridiculous.  Not really.  I can’t walk around work with my sweet leather bound ESV Bible, but if I have those words hidden in my heart I always have them.  I recommend a memorization plan. has great list of 50 verses to memorize.  

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11 ESV


russellthrockmorton • November 28, 2015

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  1. Jonathan December 3, 2015 - 1:27 pm Reply

    Army…You see that’s where you went wrong in the Airforce we would have had a cook with his own stoves and hot dinner ready for you once you made it to a certain point on the mountain
    I think sometimes praying and reading the bible can be one and the same…memorize prayers in the word, talk to God, hear him talk to you…good stuff!

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