Good morning! It’s a pretty glorious morning over here. It rained last night, so it’s nice and cool outside. I’m in our room, chilling and writing a blog post. 🙂
First of all, I wanted to sincerely thank all the gals who took the reader survey! I learned a good deal about what I should be posting more of, what I should be posting less of, and how I can better bless and serve y’all! Thank you and the winners are!!!
I honestly wish I had even more jars of peanut butter, but I hope to do these surveys every 6 months or so, so stay tuned for more delicious jars of yumminess.
Ok, let’s get into the good stuff. Today’s post is all about puppies.
They are always busy, but they aren’t frantic. They run around with unbridled energy, and when they’re tired they stop.
Puppies are never depressed, or at least they never seem depressed. I’m not sure I can project all human emotion on them, but I think God gave them to us as a wonderful picture. He gave them as a picture of what we need to be.
We are His children. I don’t need to wake up worrying about what I’m going to eat today or do today because God is my Father. He takes care of me. He has saved me from my sins. There is nothing that I have to or can do to make myself ‘good.’
That is the beauty of it. I can run around like a puppy and go to sleep at night knowing that my God cares for me. A puppy isn’t saved by God, but I am, and that should give me abundant joy.
I don’t have to be worried about ‘burning enough calories’ because God made me body to let me know when I need to rest and when it’s time to move.
God made me. He made the people around me. He holds the whole world in His hand. He put me through my struggles for a reason, and He has worked all things for good. Without my struggles, I couldn’t have come to understand and pray for all of those who do struggle, knowing the compassion that Jesus has shown me and the years He has restored to me. I have truly learned the depth of these words in Psalm 91:4, “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
And God gave me puppies to remind me that I can rejoice in the Lord today and every day no matter what…
What do you think we can learn from animals?