Daily Devotional September 20, 2021

Many of us have the tendency to believe the world revolves around us.  This is one of my biggest struggles.  But, I have noticed through the years, there are ways God keeps me grounded so I never get too big for my britches.

I am a very early riser.  I like it when the world is still asleep and I am up ready to face the challenges of a new day.  But, before I can do something truly grand that will change the course of history, my first task is to take the dogs for a walk.

There’s nothing quite as sobering as beginning the day by putting a plastic bag over my hand and picking up dog poop.  That’s when it is very hard to think I am the end-all-be-all.  To my dogs, I am the poop picker-upper.

I am not the only one who realizes dogs have a way bringing us out of our self-absorbed, narcissistic ways of looking at life.

Will Rogers said, “If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.”

So, if you need a reminder of just how important you are, get a dog.  They are truly one of God’s greatest inventions and one of the infinite number of ways God guides us.

God says, I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”  (Psalm 32:8)

Have you ever noticed dog is God spelled backwards?

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for continuing to guide me in the right direction.  Give me a heart filled with humility, a mind filled with wisdom, a mouth filled with praise, and hands filled with service.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

 God will speak to you today.  All you have to do is listen.

If you think having a dog would help, call me.  I’ve got plenty.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins