Dog Teaches Faith

Christians can learn to grow in faith from interactions with their dogs

Master has places to take me, and it is better that I follow than be dragged. Once I know the way, He lets me lead.

November 10, 2020

The Master and Cody went for a standard jog.

When Cody first leaves the house, he tends to want to not go and rather sit his butt down and express that he would rather stay home.

When the Master starts running, Cody begins to run too, but not in an excited way. At times, the Master has to put some pressure on the leash so that Cody knows the Master is trying to move forward. Cody tends to pull back but continues to run with the Master at the pace that He sets.

When they reach about half way away from home, Cody picks up speed and even begins to lead in front wanting to return back home.

As a result of jogging away from home, Cody is able to see the world beyond just inside the home, his comfort zone. He also gets trained for running further and gets stronger physically. However, Cody may not see this and think the Master is simply dragging him around where Cody does not want to go.

Yet, once Cody learns the direction, he is free to roam. The leash is loosened and the Master lets him lead. Cody is often able to bring the Master back home without any directional guidance.

It teaches me that I may not see what the Master sees, nor do I know what is truly best for me, though the Master knows. I also recognize that it is during these times with the Master that He directs me and leads me toward His goals, and away from my comfort zone. He has a plan for me.

2Timothy 2:20-21
20In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.