My dog is a nut when it comes to his ball or stick of wood. He will follow it with his eyes and never look away. The attention and devotion that he places on the ball are uncanny as he chases and retrieves it. He brings it back to me with all kinds of energy, putting it at my feet, showing me that he is victorious. This reminds me of how we need to be in our walk with God in our journey with him. We need to devote all of our attention to him and what he wants for us in our life. We need to be willing to seek Him and go out and do what he is asking us to do.
We also need to go out showing and telling others about God just as my dog does with his stick bringing it to you to show you how cool it is. Yesterday I had an opportunity to stay at home and relax. The other option was to donate and deliver furniture from our church to some homeless friends getting off the street into their place. I decided to help them instead of staying at home and putting the giving off for another day. I know that sounds odd, but it has been getting hot the last week or so, and I was not looking forward to the labor in the hot sun. God reminded me that I get help from him quite often whenever I ask, and I need to be doing the same for others. As I loaded up the truck with different items to take over to their new home, I had this sense of peace and relief that I was able to help out these friends by doing what God asked me to do. If I had stayed at home, I would have been doing precisely what the devil wanted me to do, and that is staying away from God and what he wants. Strangely I want to be more like my dog Pepper having that drive and that will to go and do and retrieve everything that God has to offer. Luke 6:38 give, and it will be given to you, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. It will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”