Monday, October 31, 2011
Be a dog for Jesus!
Just think of what a dog is like. He's faithful, loyal, always loving and adoring his master. When his master chastises him, the dog is repentant and sad. He never holds a grudge and always wants to please his master. Whenever the master goes, the dog wants to come along, and whereever the master stays, the dog sits by his feet.
Oh, how horrible to behave that way with God!!!
Hear the words of Jesus
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. John 12:26
Did you notice that Jesus said that where He was, His servants would be also? He didn't say that where His servants were, there He would be also. Yes yes, Jesus is always with us in the sense that He indwells us. But I'm talking about who's following who? How often do we head out on a certain course without consulting God, without praying and waiting for his answer? Whether it be a new job, a decision about a relationship, school, or a trip, we forge ahead and then pray for God to bless it. I can't tell you the times I've heard "I'm just hoping God will bless my efforts."
Are you in His will? Did He lead you to this spot? If so, then of course He'll bless what you're doing. If not, I'd be on my knees finding out if I've headed out to sea without Jesus as the captain of my ship! And if He's not the captain, I'd be worried about who is!
And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice John 10:4
So, I challenge you to analyze your reationship with God. Are you more like a cat? Are you indifferent, even unresponsive to God? Do you run and hide when He's looking for you? Is it all about what God can do for you?
Or, like a dog, is there no place you'd rather be than at the feet of your Master?