My cats are awesome! I learn so much by watching how they interact with their environment, each other and us. One of the things that really has stood out the last few days is how defiant they can be. They understand the word "No", yet lately, when they do something they know is wrong and I say "No", they just stare me down, like they are saying, "How are you going to make me?" The next thing I do is grab the spray bottle and I aim it, still defiant stare down continues, it is not until the cool water hits the fur that my precious cats actually stop the show down and run away.
We are so much like them. God gives us warnings when we are following the wrong path, through The Bible, other people and by speaking to us directly, but we stand there almost staring him down with our defiance. We want to do it our way. We want to walk our own path. God tries to warn us against the consequences of our actions, but we keep going. Then when everything falls apart we ask God why he allowed it to happen to us.
Why is it that warnings are so easy to ignore? I think it is because we think we know better, or we just want to do it our way so we keep going down the road. Sometimes I think we will rise above the consequences, but just like the cats get sprayed with water so we suffer the consequences of our actions. I think I will learn from my cats and try to be less reluctant to listen when God is confronting me about something; he has my best interests at heart, just as I do for my cats.
Join me on my journey through life's joys and difficulties.