Unlikely Change

Vern is no longer a puppy. He is now fifteen months old, which means he probably won’t change much from this point on. The habits he has of rolling on the road, or jumping on the bed will probably continue. And then there is the fear Vern has of his sister Bee. A fear which keeps him from eating his food when Bee stands in front of his bowl like a bully. These behaviors by both dogs seem to be more and more ingrained.

How often do we believe that a person we know will not change? Their attitude or habits continue day after day, month after month. Is there any hope that people will transform into a new creation when they have been stuck in the habits they have developed over time?

Saul was one such person in the first century that had his mind made up concerning the newly converted Christians. His teachings and instincts told him that these people needed to be stopped. He believed he was called by God to put an end to this movement and have everyone return to the thousands of years of laws and traditions set up by their Jewish forefathers.

In Acts 9, we are given a small glimpse of the interaction Saul had with Jesus as he walked the road to Damascus. A bright light appears and he hears the voice of Jesus personally speaking to him. There isn’t a long conversation, but it’s enough to change Saul for eternity.

What are we waiting for in order to change? Do we think God has to do something spectacular in our life? If we do, we might miss our personal interaction with Jesus. Look around, take a moment and speak to God. He desires to provide you the power to change and become a new creation. But first, he needs you to take a step of faith.

As for Vern and Bee, I believe they will change if I can learn to approach the situation in a different manner. I just have to figure it out and be consistent. Time will tell.  

Published by Cora Darrah

Hello. My name is Cora. I live in Durham, North Carolina with my husband and two French Bulldogs, Vern and Bee. For thirty-two years, I taught children with unique needs. When I was eligible for retirement, I decided it was time to explore life from a different perspective. So with pen and paper, I have taken up blogging about two of the most extraordinary pets I know. More important than my pooches, is my relationship with God. I love God! He has blessed me with the gift of writing and I want to share what he is teaching me as I look through the eyes of four legged friends. So if you would like to experience how God works in all his creatures, join us on our adventure! When I first started blogging, my Frenchie, Carl inspired me through his crazy antics. But as life has it, Carl had to leave this world at the tender age of four. After a period of mourning for my little guy, I brought Vern home where he has ruled the roost. Oh, did I mention Bee, the Frenchie with a girl attitude and enough spunk to keep Vern in line. Come along beside us as we dive into God’s word and learn morsels of the treasures that only the scriptures can teach us. Vern and Bee would love to get to know you as well, so please feel free to follow us and share your comments….

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