“Are you running like a three legged dog?” ~priest

Recently Cora and I drove past a nature hike and bike trail.  On the trail, Cora pointed out a three legged dog.  In my warped sense of humor I wondered if a three legged dog really enjoyed being taken for a walk?
My Bim friend the bajanpoet recently was reunited with his wife and God, after his infidelity.  He is earnestly chasing after God and repentant for stepping into the trap he found himself.  It is truly a miracle of God’s grace that they find themselves once again running the race for God, equipped to win.
In their worship service he says, “The sermon used the analogy of needing two legs to walk, with the two legs being the fear of the Lord AND the comfort of the Spirit.”  I think this analogy speaks to the three legged dog.
It is tough running on one leg.  The best you can do is hop.  If we fear God and have no comfort from the Holy Spirit, we will tire quickly and the world will laugh.  Are we not blessed that as we fear God and run the race He sets before us, God responds with a knowledge of the presence of the Holy Spirit which brings comfort and power.
God bless you and the runners of the world.
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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

2 thoughts on ““Are you running like a three legged dog?” ~priest”

  1. me and my so great optimism here–really to me depends on how the leg was chopped off–deliberate, or accidental–sometimes the pain is a little to intense or deep to want to/or be able to grow one back—-1,2,3, or 4 legs–and yes–fear i think is a great satan tactic that works for many none the less–may be great to run with 2 legs, but sometimes you have to try and make due/and “survive” with what you have–and hope it is enough until you can get by/and rid of the fear. hopefully you can find HIM again. hopefully it is possible to run on 2legs again–dont want to just “survive” but having a hell of a time not tripping over my “broken” legs.

  2. Hmmmm…my 3-legged dog LOVES walking. Actually, she doesn’t walk, she runs and runs with joy. She never seems to feel sorry for herself and outruns larger dogs in a heart beat. People often don’t even notice she’s missing a leg, because, frankly, I don’t think she even misses that leg.

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