I’m Done

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I’m Done

Wednesday morning of this week I had it with Gizmo (our mini Aussie). I got up and let the dogs out. Shep came back and Radar (my daughter’s dog) came back and Gizmo took off down the street. Picture this: I’m in my pajamas and it’s in the 20’s outside and I’m yelling “GIZMO COME BACK RIGHT NOW!” He runs further away. I’m worried he’s going to get hit by a car but he will not listen to me. I came back inside and said, “I’m done with this dog. I will no longer be the one who lets him outside!!!” I’m done with this little disobedient, willful, bundle of energy. What if God said this about us, “I’m done with these disobedient, willful children.”? If He said that He was done, we’d be done for!!! But with God, grace abounds and has no bounds. He never gives up on us, even when we don’t surrender to Him. Sometimes we are like Gizmo. God calls us to come back to Him and we run further away. That’s because, just like this little dog, we don’t always know what’s best for us. I’m sure running around without boundaries is fun—but there are always consequences. I watched as a car slowed down to avoid hitting him. I’m certainly not fast enough to keep up with him. For us, sometimes running around with no boundaries seems fun—but there are consequences. One of these is loss of intimacy with the Father. If we are being Gizmo’s, we won’t be open to hear where He’s leading, or how much He loves us. My daughter went out and called Gizmo and he came right back. Why? Because she called him with a sweet voice, I guess. Who knows? I know that I cannot let Gizmo out on his own—consequence—he will be on a leash while the others are not. Am I really done with him—no. But I had a moment—not a good one. But here’s the good news, “Christ died for us while we were yet sinners” and this is one of the ways God proves His love for us (Romans 5.8). He doesn’t ever, ever give up on us. Alleluia and Amen!

 

Blessings,

Rev. Deanna