God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
I am always amazed at how God encourages me to stay the course. Some of you might not view these things as God's intervention in one's life. I do. And I love finding His hand guiding me and protecting me regularly.
Yesterday, I had a wonderful visit with a young friend of mine. She came to meet Ebenezer and to 'hang out'. Catching up after both of us had been to see family over Christmas. She is someone that I believe will be in my life for many years. She returns to her home country in March and I will miss her - but it is just an Easy Jet ticket away... giggle.
After our visit I was very tired. This doggie thing has worn me out... can we say TODDLER!!!!
I'm no less in love with the little guy - he is just a handful - reminding me of my 3 when they were in their toddler years. You know ⏤ where are they? what are they doing? it is too quiet? what was that sound I just heard? do I have time to take a bath now?
I had planned on my German family coming over later last evening - but I was just tuckered out. I decided to call and cancel. But, cancelling wouldn't come out of my mouth. I called, yes, but what was decided - perhaps 30 minutes later.
I can say no, I can't do this tonight, my body is telling me to stop. But, this time I listened to my heart and it said, "no... don't even wait 30 minutes." Now, mind you I had not been to the grocery yet, it was 6:00 and they were coming at 7:30 - but it was impressed on me to not even wait for 30 minutes. So, I didn't."
My friends came, it was delightful, I was tired, the meal was good and the company better.
But, what I think was really interesting...
I had been wondering what to do with Ebenezer for the morning worship service.
Now, last week I stayed home. I had only had him for a few days, I was still incredibly jet-lagged, and I listened to a sermon on the internet from Steve Hixon: CBC (see churches).
It was just what I needed. But, I also know I cannot continue to not go to meet with a body of believers on Sunday. It is vital!
So, considering I have not left this puppy alone yet - I was a bit perplexed. He is not really ready yet to be alone, and where will I put him since he is still such a puppy? Another week and I will have a plan - but right now... we are just not there yet.
During our conversation last evening, I found out that there is a church in a nearby town that allows dogs. My ears pricked up. Maybe I could take my little guy there in the morning. But, I didn't find out the hours.
This morning, I called my German family and asked what time the service started at this church. Low and behold, they had decided to go to this church service as well. (Our pastor has just returned from the states and we will resume soon - but not yet)
They called me back after I began my mad dash to complete the last minute tasks needed to prepare to take Ebenezer out. And God gave me such a gift.
They had not been sure about the times and had called to make sure. The person from the church said that they are having a special service this Sunday. It will be an evening service lead by their young people and he thought it would be wonderful for my puppy to have this special service to be introduced to church. (my friend said, he said: We welcome all God's creatures into our services.... cute huh!
So we will be trying out Ebenezer's anti-barking collar this evening. And we will see how he responds to a church service. And I didn't have to rush out the door jamming baggies in my basket in preparation for unmentionable times --- giggle!
So all that to say - I will be attending a new church's church service this evening.
I love how God orchestrates my life.
and ebenezer (i.e. stone of help) JUST a DOG! pictures added upon request.
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.