God’s been using my puppy again to show me His heart.
Since I’m working from home full-time now, I’m here a lot. This means Sketch and I are in the same vicinity a lot. I love having my puppy close by. It makes it easy to have little lovin’ breaks, which are a nice pause to the day’s activities. We read each others non-verbals well; volumes can be communicated by a single stare. The closeness is a gift.
There are moments though when – for no apparent reason – he decides to go be off on his own, sometimes even when I’ve encouraged him to stay. I confess that silly as it may seem, it hurts me a bit when he does that.
See I realize that he has the freedom to choose, I just want him to choose me. Not because I pet him. Not because I’m taking him out. Not because I’m giving him a biscuit. Just because he wants to be close to me for no reason other than that he LIKES being close to me.
And God feels the same way. He wants us to choose to be close to Him not because He’s answering our prayers, giving us some amazing encounter, downloading mind-blowing wisdom, or anything else (though those things are His joy to do). He wants us to pick being close to Him simply because we LIKE Him. That’s all.
I pray that you choose closeness to Him because He’s worth it 🙂 After all, He’s chosen closeness to us… He loved us first (1 John 4:19). 🙂