“look at me”

WoodyIt was one of those moments with my dog when I heard the Father in heaven speaking through my own words of correction.

Earlier in the day, the Corgi got very aggressive with our Jack Russell, and I’m sure it had something to do with a morsel of food. I sent the Corgi to his crate immediately and comforted the old guy, Cosmo.IMG_0851

I later released Woody and sensed some dog humility, so I took the opportunity to correct him with a scolding. I cupped his snout in my hand and told him to look at me. I stared intently into his eyes and said, “I feed you. You don’t have to worry that you won’t eat. Stop acting like that.”

Instantly, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “I know.”

Wow! What a moment of clarity! Just as I, the Corgi’s master, would never think of neglecting his needs, so my Master is keeping watch over all the details of my care.

So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:31-33).

Have you depended on yourself for your needs to be met? Have you looked to others to be the source of provision? The Spirit of God is teaching us today! He speaks very clearly and says, “Look at Me!”

Something wonderful happens when we rest in the faithfulness of God. We release the people in our lives from carrying the impossible responsibility of perfection. We even free ourselves from the demand. You know what it’s like to not get what you want and instantly start blaming others for their part in the failure. It’s our human nature, and it makes us miserable. When we quench the Spirit, our flesh always rises up by default!

If today is a new beginning for your trusting the Lord with the details of your life, take an inventory of your upcoming needs. Go ahead and pray, thanking the Lord for His promise to take care of you. Keep your eyes focused on our God who is abounding in love, and watch Him work!

 

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