The other day while cozying up in bed for a much needed nap, my lab chow mix, Ellie decided that she required some extra love. So up she climbed on the bed (which she clearly knows she is not allowed to do) and hit my hand with her nose to guide me as to what she wanted me to do. While petting her, I came to realize that I wished I had faith like my dog. She never worries about where her next meal is coming from, she knows that she gets fed twice a day and even gets little treats and snacks from our 3 year old if she can follow him around long enough. Even when she is thirsty she walks into the kitchen and takes a few laps from the water bowl, in the corner, where it always is. When she is feeling insecure, she runs and hides in her “bed” ( a large cage kept in the living room), no matter what she needs or wants- with the exception of things that will hurt her, she knows she will always be provided with. She also knows that her obedience gains rewards- if I tell her it’s time to go in her bed, she runs right in, Why? Because she has come to know that going in her bed, means she gets a treat.
What could my world look like if I shared in her faith? What if my faith in God was as strong as her faith in me?
Luke 12:24 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
24 Look at the crows! They don’t plant or harvest, and they don’t have storehouses or barns. But God takes care of them. You are much more important than any birds.
It’s amazing how many verses there are that talk about Gods provision over us. From housing, to food, even down to clothing, while they may not be the things we WANT we are always promised what we need when me make the choice to follow Him, and just like Ellie, our obedience reaps rewards. When we follow God we are, many times lead to the very provisions that have been promised to us. So from here on out, today, and the days after, I’m choosing to have Faith Like Ellie.