Spiritual lessons from a dog

“Man’s best friend” can serve as a role model for us in our growing understanding of our relationship to God.

As I lay in bed one morning asking God for guidance on how to pray for myself and my family, I looked down at our Australian Shepherd, Buddy, who was snuggled on my lap. I suddenly had the thought, “I need to be more like a dog!” 

A dog relies on his owner for love, companionship, care, sustenance, guidance, shelter, and protection. And when a dog listens and is obedient, he appears happiest and experiences the most safety from harm. A dog trusts his owner. He has no doubt that he will always be cared for, and he often shows his gratitude in the form of a lick or a loving nudge. 

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