8 weeks old and very talkative, Jeffrey is the first addition to our family.
I never thought that getting a kitten would be so dramatic and result in so many jobs. Just this morning, I have been up since 5am because I woke the cat on my way to the kitchen for a drink.
Once he’s awake – he’s awake – and when he’s awake – he talks, and talks, and talks….and talks some more…
The other day we arrived home late at night to discover that he’d left us a present. A personal present that had been carefully placed in the centre of the 2 bed pillows, just on the tip of the duvet.
Without going into too much detail, this was a soft and moist kind of poo which made it unpleasant to clean up.
It gets worse though, I was called by my wife to the bathroom yesterday, to discover that Jeffrey had excreted in his litter tray (good boy!) but had left the litter tray a little early and therefore was dragging the remains around with him.
So yes, that’s right, I had to wipe my cats bottom!
I mean, I was expecting that getting a kitten would just involve the basics.
1) Feed it 2) Let it sleep, and 3) throw around mice (fake that is, real mice is a bit harsh)
So often we don’t like the thought of making an effort? We expect it all to be simple and easy.
God requires us to make an effort in approaching him. He hasn’t made us like robots who on his command will worship him, instead, he has given us a choice and left it to us.
One of my favourite bible passages says; ‘In him (Jesus) and through faith in him (Jesus) we may approach God with freedom and confidence.’ (Ephesians 3:12)
When Jesus died on the cross so that our wrong doing could be erased and ignored, he made a way for us to approach God with freedom and confidence and so today, my question is; Why are you holding back?
If you believe that God exists, if you know that he is interested in doing life with you, then make the effort. Ask God to come into your life and then chat to a Christian that you are in contact with.
Don’t just expect the basics, make an effort to do what’s necessary.
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