Observing my dogs’ actions/reactions, has taught me so much! I realized that the relationship between Teddy, and myself often reminds me of my relationship with God.
Teddy follows me everywhere; he’s always at my feet, or close behind. I try to follow Jesus in everything I do, although I don’t always accomplish that desire! I love to sit at my Savior’s feet and learn of Him…feel His presence. It gives me so much comfort!
Everytime I eat, Teddy is right there…waiting for his portion. I’m the same with God. I remember He said in His Word, “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psalm 34:8) So, I wait for MY portion from God.
Sometimes I ‘beg’ Him for things that aren’t good for me…things that will harm me; and Jesus says, “I’m sorry child. You can’t have that. It may taste sweet at the beginning, but it will hurt you in the end!” That’s the same thing I tell Teddy when he wants my chocolate bar!
Then there are times when I make Teddy, “Wait for it!” God deals with me in the same manner. He is going to give me what I’m asking for…but it has to be in HIS time, so He says, “Wait for it!” That’s the hard part…for me and Teddy!
But Teddy KNOWS I love him and am looking out for his best interests. He trusts me completely! When all is said and done, I KNOW God feels the same about me. He loves me with an unfailing love and will always do what is best for me. I KNOW I can trust Him implicitly with my life!
For being a ‘dumb’ animal, Teddy sure has taught me a lot of things…and all without saying a word!
By: Anita Mondragon Sept 2016