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Monday, November 10, 2008

Prayer is Like a Cat

The other morning during my quiet time, I watched our cat Talia stretching out on the floor and thought, That's what faith in God is like.

Her needs are simple. Food. Water. Fresh litter. Companionship. Occasional moments of play.

She tells us about those needs. Yesterday, she informed me repeatedly that her automatic feeder was getting low. She persists demands, confident that I will meet those needs. She doesn't worry. She doesn't try to open the bag of cat food by herself. She tells me about the need--repeatedly, if I don't respond immediately--but trusts me to take of her.

Remember Jesus' admonition to ask--seek--keep on knocking in prayer?

Talia models that persistence and trust.


Robbie Iobst said...

How are you and your mom Darlene? I am praying for you both each day.

Momstheword said...

Boy, is that ever true! Why are we so dumb when it comes to the simple faith God wants us to have? We can have faith to believe that God will take care of something for us, but it takes trust to actually let him do it. Your cat has both. :)

Jan Parrish said...

Hi Darlene -

I've kept checking to see if you were back. How are you feeling? Are you home?