I'm sitting here in my recliner with a fuzzy four legged furball nestled next to my legs. That is HIS spot. As soon as I sit in the chair, he is right at my feet, looking up expectantly at me. I can read his mind and comply by raising the foot rest, so he can assume his position at my feet. Marley is so devoted. His little fur sister is the exact same way with Steve. Always at his feet, or on his lap.
I was holding Marley earlier, like a baby (don't judge) and I looked down at his little face. He had such a loving expression. I told Steve, that if we think about it, we are those dogs' world. They wake up so happy to see us, and to greet us. They depend on us to take care of them without hesitation. They communicate if they think we need to fulfill a need of theirs and do whatever they can to make us happy. They act as if we have been gone forever if we leave them for 10 minutes, and they stay by our side until they fall asleep at night. The next day is a repeat of yesterday, and they don't mind a bit.
We can learn a lot from those sweet puppies. They are the picture of true devotion. How devoted am I in my relationship with Christ? Do I wake up, eager to spend time with Him and sit at His Feet? Or do I put my agenda for the day ahead of Him? Do I depend on His Provision for my daily needs, or do I worry and fret about tomorrow? Do I talk to Him about my concerns and do my best to make Him happy with my daily choices? And do I stay as close to Him as I can during my day, until I fall asleep at night?
God is waiting. Waiting to hold us like a little child and to look deeply into our eyes, and marvel at the love we have for Him. God wants to be our whole world. Have you shown Him devotion today?