Janet & I have been blessed and cursed with the responsibility of keeping our daughter’s dog, MAX. The blessing is that he’s a really sweet dog with kids and adults. The curse is his howling, digging up the yard, and his snoring (really loud snoring).
But I observed something from Max that was another blessing yesterday. I realized how much he wants to be near me (or other people in our family). As I was having my quiet time yesterday, he crawled up in a small space beside me to get as close as possible and lay his head down on my feet. A little later as I sat on the back porch to have some solitude and meditate on a passage of scripture, he jumped up in the chair beside me and kept his eyes on me. Yes I gave him some attention, then went back to my time of solitude. Max, just stayed there – close to me – in my presence – the entire time. He wanted / needed to be near me. He rests best near me. He wants and needs my attention.
As I sat there in silence, the light bulb went off. I need to be more like Max when it comes to my desire for my Heavenly Father. Maybe the same is true for you.