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Crinkling Plastic

As I turned around to head out the door and walk my sister out, I told the dogs to stay. Max and Marci both stopped and stood at attention. They immediately obeyed my words and I continued onward to see my sister out. But as I was opening the door and saying goodbye, I could hear a crinkling of plastic. I knew that although Max had remained where he was and obeyed my command, Marci went over to the garbage on a scavenger hunt because her Master turned her back.

There are a bunch of Maxes and Marcis of the world. Sometimes we are one and then sometimes we find ourselves as the other. It is easy to obey at some moments, more so than others. But we are to obey every time. Our obedience should not change because of situations or circumstances. With God, His back isn’t turned. I don’t know if we forget His eyes see the crinkling plastic before human ears would hear it. Or perhaps we think that some things aren’t so bad as others—we must obey this list of “written in stone” items like “don’t steal” or “don’t kill” but there is a separate list of “not so important” things that are negotiable.

Obedience isn’t a word we like to hear. It means that we submit to authority. It means we might not do what we necessarily desire. As you walk with Christ, you will find obedience comes a little easier. Yes, it still may be a challenge, but there’s a greater desire to do God’s will and follow His way as you grow. You start to want what He wants. You start to see that His “rules” are for your benefit. Yes, God wants what is best for you. And when you realize that and when you fall head over heels in love with Jesus, you want nothing more than to walk in obedience.

“But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him.” – 1 John 2:5 [NLT]

God Who Sees

The world can feel like a very lonely place. With technology growing, we have become even more disconnected. There are moments when you can feel very alone. It is as if no one cares. It is as if no one knows of your situation, your problems, your suffering, your pain. But that’s not true.

Hagar was running away because Sarai (Sarah) was unkind to her since she was with child. Could you imagine having someone give permission for something to occur, but then when it happens as one would assume, they turn around and act in disgust toward you? So she ran. She ran away. But God intervened.

God saw Hagar. He knew what she was going through. He understood. He comforted her and promised her a large family. Hagar said, “You’re the God who sees me.” He certainly is the God who sees and He sees you. He knows what you are going through too. Thankfully, like Hagar we can see Him as well! Today, reconnect with God, or if you haven’t connected with Him before, reach out to Him. He sees you.

“She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, ‘You’re the God who sees me!

‘Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!’”

– Genesis 16:13 [MSG]

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