The Question I Asked My Dog


     “Is everything worth wagging about?” I basically asked my special needs ministry dog Gracie one morning. Yes, I talk to my dogs.

    That morning there was Gracie, years ago dumped at a gas station and hit by two cars before God sent her into my life, wagging her tail for the umpteenth time over the years for seemingly nothing. Like she could find a zillion reasons in her dog’s life to be thankful and joyful about. Right down to the very, very simplest of things. To express her thanksgiving for. To wag her tail about. She finds so much to be thankful for and joyful over, and she makes sure to express her thanksgiving with that tail wagging, wagging, wagging!

     What about you and me? Are we thankful to God and joyful in the Lord on an ongoing basis? Do we express our thanksgiving to Him regularly? No matter the trials of this life, do we “wag our tails” continually as we remember how wonderful and marvelous and glorious and splendorous and magnificent God is, how good He is, how much He blesses us each and every day? Are our hearts filled with thanksgiving to God and our mouths filled with praise of Him? Are we joyful in our hearts, attitudes, and is our joy evident in our actions and contagious to others?

      My dog Gracie has no trouble finding something worth wagging her tail about. The Lord God almighty is worthy of praise, honor, thanksgiving, and joy forever, and should we not praise and thank and rejoice in Him this day and forevermore? Oh, yes!

     “Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.Psalms 100:1-5 NKJV

     I encourage you to read the Bible each and every day, to live by it, and in your reading to pay attention to the exceeding number of references to the praise, honor, worship, thanksgiving, adoration, and glory God is worthy of and to which we are called to give unto Him! 

     “I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.Psalms 34:1 NKJV



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