Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lessons Taught by Neo #1

Since this is a busy time and my posting has been lacking, I have decided to share with you a devotional that I wrote for my family to use on one of our backpacking trips. This five day devotional (I will be posting one entry per day) was inspired by our loyal dog, Neo.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


“It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.”
Luke 12:37

When Neo has been outside all day and he sees us come home, he will run into the garage and watch patiently, tail wagging furiously, at the door leading into the house. As we stand with the door open, Neo locks his deep brown eyes on ours and awaits our decision. Will we let him in and make his joy complete? Or will we say “not yet…” and make him wait until next time? He watches us intently, staring into our eyes because he knows his next move depends on our word. If we say “OK!”, he will bound into the house, happy to spend time with his family. If we say, “Outside!”, he will walk outside with his head low and his tail hanging limply—knowing that he needs to watch and wait a little longer for our next decision.

In the same way, we need to keep our eyes locked on God to await his direction for our lives. Only He knows what the future holds. He wants us to look to Him—trusting that his decisions are the best. Are your eyes fixed on the Master? When he says “OK!”, will you bound into his will?

We should be constantly watching God so that:

1. We can obey Him

2. We can see what He will do

3. We can emulate Him

4. We can know when to “Go!”

Father God, our Master,
Please keep our eyes firmly planted on You and on and your movements. Keep us poised and ready to obey.

We love you.


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