My Daily Devotional

Loving God

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
Proverbs 15:13

About a month ago as I was going to a board meeting I looked out my car window and spotted a small black and white dog sitting 30 feet or so from the road near a tree. The dog looked lost and was not moving, just sitting there like he was waiting for someone. I slowed down and he never moved. I had to continue to my meeting as I would have been late if I had stopped to see about him. I however called my daughter and told her about the dog and to go and see if he was still there as it was almost 20 degrees and too cold for him to be outside. She and her husband got in their car and went to where I told them the dog was sitting. When they got there he was still sitting at the same place. They brought him home and my wife immediately fell in love with him. We continually checked the newspapers to see if anyone had lost a dog, but could not find anyone who had reported one missing. He was in pretty bad condition, and it was obvious that he had not been taken very good care of. My wife named him Teddy and he has instantly become part of our family. He greets all newcomers with an exuberance and excitement that everyone falls in love with him. It is just like he cannot wait to jump into their arms and show them that he loves them. He is absolutely sure that he is loved and accepted by everyone he meets. His excitement for wanting to be loved and show his love to others is the way that we should be in showing our love to God. We should be as excited as this little dog to want to know our Savior. Matthew 22:37 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” It would be so wonderful if we had the excitement about loving God as this little dog has about loving people he meets. If we could only harness the energy and the attitude this little dog has and show God that we love him in this manner, our lives would be changed as we would begin to really reap God’s harvest for our lives. God loved us so much that he sent his son to suffer and die on the cross for our sins. He has also given us the direction to follow in his first and greatest commandment shown above. The way to show God that we love him is to obey his commandments and to draw closer to him. We can reach him anytime we want through our prayers and talk to him anytime we need to and he will listen and hear us. If we could only explode into his presence like our little dog does with people he meets, God would be there waiting for us with open arms. God wants us to come to him with joy and happiness and tells us he will be waiting.

Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr.
My Daily Devotional Volume Two
July 9

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About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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