Loyalty Of A Dog

At 6:00am, we walk out the door and head to our jobs leaving our black lab home alone to “guard” our house while we are gone. His job is to protect our home and make sure that no one tries to break in.. At least that is what he thinks is his job! Around 3:30pm, we come home. As we walk into the house, he immediately runs and greets us with extreme excitement. Rocky can barely contain his emotions as he begins to run circles around the house, tail wagging, and a small cry coming from his mouth from all the enthusiasm he has built up all day. From the time we enter our home, he is by our side. If one of the kids goes upstairs, he goes with them. If someone goes out the back door, he is always right beside them. The loyalty that is displayed in each and every one of his actions is astounding. His job is to love and protect and he takes his job seriously.

Loyalty is something that we can carry over into our Christian life. Are we loyal to Christ? After a long day of work, are we excited to come home and take care of our chores and dig into God’s word? I’m not going to sugar coat anything but I can honestly say that the majority of time I am guilty of being a lazy Christian. If we are lazy, we are not as loyal as we should be. I type small thoughts of the day, not for everyone to see, to help me have a few minutes each night (or morning) to look back at God’s word. We are loyal to work, we are loyal to sports, but are we always as loyal to Christ as we need to be? The good thing is that it is not too late to adjust our priorities to make God our main priority and increase our loyalty to him. ‘

God is Good.

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.”

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