We have had our adopted dog Blue since January. And he is family and knows how things work and his place. He is house trained (thank God!) and leash trained and we do one or two long walks a day and about 4 very short walks. We go to the dog park every day or two also to let him run without a leash and just break loose. He eats well, drinks filtered water, is very healthy now with a shiny, soft coat, has a comfy dog bed, sleeps in my son’s room, etc. All this, and he still bolted for a squirrel, got loose from my grip and continued into the only woods on our walking route and had to be caught. Ran like a wild animal with no family that needed to eat that squirrel to live or something.
He is still a wild animal through it all. He is programmed to survive.
And I got to thinking about that. What separates tame from wild? Circumstances? Timing? Breeding?
What about people? What separates Godly from ungodly? Circumstances? Timing? Family upbringing?
For people, it is more. We have the power within our minds to reason and choose morality. We also can ask God for more wisdom and strength when times get tough. This is our God-given built-in, our brain.
And if we stay close to God and choose morality and reason, there is no problem we can not overcome. This is true personally, as a family, as a business, as a state, as a nation, as the kingdom of God.
This is hope, friends. Praise God!😄❤
We have now had three visits to the new to us (about one year old) dog park that is just 10 minutes from our house in bad traffic. So exciting. Our dog is living to run free off his leash, something our annoying HOE does not allow (I mean, we could use a few less stray cats lol). And it is good we all are running around with him. He is impressively fast! He was running alongside a greyhound mix and was inching ahead of him. He is just super fast.
And I miss that. I miss living on the farm with a 14-acre yard and a 250-acre field to run wild with the dogs through. So, here is my theory. If I can ever buy some land again, I will. And if I can’t in this life, I will ask God for some field time in heaven. Lol.
For now, the dog park is our new best friend.❤
We had a gig tonight and my son’s dad messed up our weekends again so Blue (our dog) had to come with us to the gig. The gig was 7pm-11pm in Kissimmee, so was a late night for all of us, especially when the kids and Blue are in bed by 9pm. So I had no idea how it would all work out. And Blue was great, and after much prayer that he would not try to eat any tiny dogs, he was fine all night. And he got a bunch of attention and love also… so glad we got him bathed before we went. A great night and I am thankful. God is good at helping with huge things and these little tiny details. Praise God!😄❤
So finally, after years of false promises and expectations, my husband relented and has finally agreed to get a dog (or at least begin the search) for our family. Yay!!! Praise God for answered prayer!! So, we are headed to the SPCA to see who fits us and needs love as much as we do. I have been praying for the right furry friend fit for our crazy crew and busy schedule, that we can have him tag along most of the time. So my excitement is very real. I was raised with dogs and always a cat on the farm and have not had a dog since going away to college in 1992. Yes, way too long and yes, I am old. Lol 😄 So I am ready to love a new adopted little puppy and am eager to get there with my even more eager kids.
Got me thinking, as everything always does, about our adoption. We who are blessed to be Christians are adopted the moment of salvation into God’s loving family. And He often has to wait a long time for us. And oh how He loves us and wants us close to Him but patiently waits for the timing to be in agreement. And how joyful He is when we finally agree to be adopted by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Am I the only one who thinks that is so amazingly cool? Something beautiful to think about.😄❤