Are You Excited About God?
Detail of Tama the Japanese Dog by Pierre Auguste Renoir
This dog is so alive you just want to shake his paw that he extends to us. He is alert with a bright happy face. There is an excited, expectation in his whole body. A pose like this has to be for his master -- wanting to please, and wanting to engage.
Now I know it's tricky to compare a dog with a person, but I believe this little fellow has something to teach us about our attitude to God. When you go to the Lord of the universe in prayer are you expecting anything? Are your eyes bright and open to all His possibilities for you? Is your hand extended to receive his mercy, his provision or his grace? Are you excited to meet with God?
If you've answered "No" to any of these questions may I suggest you are missing out on the greatest relationship any of us can ever have? May we learn to be as the prophet Isaiah who wrote, "The sovereign Lord....wakes me up every morning; he makes me alert so I can listen attentively as disciples do." Isaiah 50: 4b NLT
God is excited about YOU. May we also be excited about Him!