Monday, August 16, 2010

Beside the Master

I hear a scratch at the door and see my puppy waiting at the door to be let outside, I open the door hook him up to his chain and let him out. I hear a bark a few minutes later and let him in again. A little while later I hear him by his water dish ding-ling for some water so I go over and give him some water.

Whatever my dog needs the only way he will get it is if I or someone else in my household hears him and we give him what he needs. Sure he could be out in the world alone and probably find some scraps for food and some puddles for water and maybe a corner somewhere for shelter but would that be the best place for him?

There are times when puppies run away and want the freedom the world has to offer and sadness overwhelms the family of the lost puppy, they post up signs asking for the return of the lost puppy, maybe even offering a reward. If the puppy comes back it is welcomed with open arms with joy and happiness, it doesn't get a beating or a stern talking to, the family is happy to receive it back into the safety of his home.

So much of life can be compared to the Masters plan for our life, guidelines set up not to hurt or harm us but to keep us safe because there is also an evil in this world. Just in the way I tether my dog to a chain when I let him out of the house, God wants for us to be tethered to Him as our guidance system through life. Beside the Master our needs are met we need to ask and believe, just as my pup in his own way asks for water or food and believes I will pull through for him , God is waiting for us to ask so that our needs are also met. When my pup is disobedient I discipline him and so does God as the perfect parent want us to have the best in life and we also need gentle reminders to apologize when we have done wrong or to stay away from certain situations, He offers gentle discipline to us his children.

Being beside Him every step of the way was the original plan for us but now the choice is ours.  We can decide to be like the puppy who wants to run away and find our own way, do whatever we want OR we can fully rely on the good Master to be with us every step of the way.  This is not an assurance of an easy life, I know I will still make mistakes,I will get hurt, I may still fall but the one thing I know for sure is that no matter what, I am not alone and in times when I need comfort, when I need a hand to reach out all I need to do is ask.  He is faithful, He is more than able. The Master is waiting to receive you with arms wide open!!

My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19

What are your needs today?  ~ a gentle touch from someone who truly loves you?  freedom from hurt? healing in your body? a financial breakthrough?  feeling alone in the world?

He is ALWAYS there, waiting for you!! Will you reach out to Him today?
Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:8

God sent His son Jesus just for you to die on a cross for everything you've ever done and ever will do wrong and rose again so that you can spend eternity with Him.  No matter what you have done wrong he can forgive, His love is so strong~~ Will you trust Him today?