Have you had a recent “Faith is Like Moment?” What is a “Faith is Like Moment?” Hear a “Faith is Like” moment I had:
Faith is like walking a dog through the suburbs without a leash.
How is faith like walking a dog leashless? Have you ever had a good Dad, or a good boss? When they have to chasten us they end up looking like a virulent and unloving leader, when in fact the good boss or dad is a fantastic and loving leader, who was just circumstantially made to look bad. It seems that the unfaithful have a view of God that paints Him as being angry and abusive. Truth is, He is… towards our bad qualities.
When I was walking my dog leash-less a while ago, we were in a hurry and had to keep a good canter to accomplish a goal. Every time we got close to an intersection and my dog was not near to me I had to put on my “man voice” and sternly warn him to catch up so we could cross the intersection together instead of my dog crossing an intersection alone, chasing me, after tearing himself from whatever corner he was sniffing. I did not want him chasing me down and running across an intersection by himself, but because he is an obedient pup he gets to go on walks with the freedom of no leash.
There was a person about half a block behind me, walking at my pace. To the person following me I maybe sounded like an angry, aggressive and unloving dog owner. He probably thought things like “He should have that pup on a leash” and “Listen to the way he yells at his dog!” and “That guy deserves to be tarred and feathered, he has no business in decent society.” Ok, maybe those were not his exact thoughts, could be that I was being paranoid. Nevertheless.
When my dog came near to me after I called him I would praise him, quietly. Why quietly? My dog was was right there next to me. The person pacing me did not ever hear the praise. No need to yell a praise, it would have been weird and might have even scared my dog. If he was 30 yards away and caught a frisbee, then I would yell a praise.
Yeshua is my owner and I am His leash-less dog. I care that people see My Father as unloving but I know He loves me and when they are ready to love Him, they will see that He is in fact loving me too. Because I experience both sides of a relationship with The Creator, I know this. He keeps me on the right path using both chastening and praising.
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