[CF Devotionals] 2016-05-07 - Cats vs. Humans

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I would never want to be a cat, but felines are smart. They know who their caretaker is. They seek after their owner when hungry, thirsty, and in need of affection and attention. People are like that, or we can be at times. When we are in need, how often do we head for God's presence? The answer should be always.

How can our resources and knowledge match His?

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)

Domesticated cats are also self-centered. A trait humans possess too, unfortunately. We need to break away from selfish ways, when fleshly living hits. When it's all about me, and I get an answer to prayer, do I move on and just come back when there is another need? Do I ever acknowledge God? It may sound simple, but we need to put the Lord first. Sometimes it's just a matter of remembering to put the Lord first when life's demands and responsibilities zap all our energy and attention.

Proverbs 4:25-26 reminds us to "Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways." (NIV)

When we recognize and trust who our Provider is and depend less on ourselves, life can be more manageable, even easier.

God, Please gently remind me that the world doesn't revolve around me and always getting my needs met. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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