Well it’s another month down. Tanzania is wrapping up and with it Africa is coming to a close. I have to say it went quick. This month did have a few unique things though, in particular we kinda adopted a dog. Maybe more appropriately we took a dog in for the month and used the excuse of a mothers day gift to our contact as an excuse name her Cha Chi after mama Cha Cha.
But like any puppy she did a few puppy things. Pooping or peeing at random places in the house, puking on our sleeping bags, biting, chewing on our stuff or most especially whining outside when we started to make her stay outside for the night.
The whining in particular had an impression on me though. It made me think of the parable of the persistant neighbor.
He kept begging. Kept knocking, kept yelling kept persisting. Just like little Cha Chi outside our door. Scratching and whimpering for us to please let him in. It really gave me a picture of what Jesus meant with this story. And so I had to ask myself, and I am going to keep trying to ask myself I am I like Cha Chi? Do I keep whimpering for more from G-d more importantly do I keep whimpering for more of G-d?
Do we approach Christ like a little puppy that is insistently desiring to be inside? Do we desire to be with Christ like a little puppy desires to be with his owner? When was the last time you begged G-d for anything. When was the last time you kept on asking, persistently asking G-d for something even after he may have even told you no? Or do you shrink back? Are you more like the old dog that simply given up on the possibility of the dreams of your heart being answered from the Lord?
Think about it.