We recently acquired a new puppy as a gift. She was found walking on the beach by my daughter’s friend. The little puppy which was 10 weeks old and according to the vet had been eating sand for the past three days. The little puppy was so insecure that it was afraid of everything. She was afraid of every person she met, she was afraid of the vacuum cleaner and dogs and cats and curtains and furniture and EVERYTHING. Basically she had no life foundation and had been in survival mode since being abandoned.
We agreed to look after her for a day or two until we could place her in a rescue home for dogs, but after two days in our home, we fell in love with this helpless little thing. My daughter named her Zoey. When she came into our house if she had looked into a mirror she would have seen a tiny, insignificant grasshopper. She had no self-confidence and a terrible self-image.
Fast forward to today and she is now 20 weeks old, and over the past ten weeks she has grown into a much more confident and secure puppy. She has been given love, affection, exercise and discipline. She now gets good food regularly, she has a little sister (our Jack Russell Terrier) and she is deeply loved. If she looks into the mirror now she sees a great big male lion.
What do you see when you look into the mirror, spiritually speaking? Do you see someone who is a mighty warrior, walking in your holy calling? Or do you see someone who is somewhat defeated, always feeling like God has so much more for you? God has a destiny for you that is way bigger than you even think. He wants you to walk in this calling and if you do so, you will change generations to come for Jesus…..
2 Timothy 1 – 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began, 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Saviour Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.
to be continued tomorrow