Mister is learning.
The one who isn't ours but
lives here anyway?
Well, he is changing and growing.
It is more common now for me to
let him out unleashed with the other
two morning and evening.
He does what they do.
Hunts a good spot for his business
and then runs back to me looking
for my favor.
Makes me smile!
Now instead of two dogs
all excited and looking for a treat
after a morning outing, there are three.
Georgia noticed the difference in him
this week and commented on how much
he has changed.
Now, I still put him in his crate when
we have visitors....and most of the time
when he is outside he is in a large fenced area
where he is very content. But I want him to
learn to be a part of this "pack".
To learn from the older dogs and know his
place and the expectations here.
He is getting it.
At least once a week he takes a journey
up the hill to visit other scents and smells
but he always comes running back to my arms....
faster each time.
Soon he won't feel the need to wander.
Everything he needs and wants will be right here.
Isn't that what it can be like in our Spiritual walk?
At first it is unfamiliar.
We see the guidelines as rules and regulations.
Sometimes we push against them
and feel a bit stifled.
But as time goes on and we mature
and grow to know the One who made the rules
we come to understand that they are there for our good.
It is a wonderful feeling to know that we have done well.
Our desire to run off to the big world to see what we
are missing has less and less appeal because the love
of God is so real and strong in our hearts that
nothing else compares.
The brightest lights.."out there"...
have nothing on the peace that passes
Just as Mister is learning to trust my voice,
so I am learning daily to lean more and more
on my Heavenly Father.
He knows what is best for me.