In the Zone

Tonight my husband spent a little time with our new puppy. It was the end of the day, and the pup was a little crazy. Actually he’s crazy all day, but at this particular moment he was needing some extra attention. I had spent time training him, walking him and talking to him (yep that’s what I said), and he was still needy. So my husband got down on the floor to play with the dog. Maybe more commonly referred to as he got “in the zone”. As soon as he entered “the zone” the puppy dove his face into my husbands. His tail wagged briskly, and his little body shook with excitement. My husband was definitely “in the zone”. He was about to get some serious puppy love. You see when one enters “the zone” the dog knows you have come to his place to be with him. You’re at his level and in his space. He cannot help himself but to throw his body on yours and let you know he is so glad you are there. The puppy loves it when someone is in the zone. He can barely contain himself. He feels so loved, and he wants the visitor to feel loved as well. 

In all honesty, after six weeks of the “stay at home” order I do not feel like being in the puppy zone, the kid zone, the dinner zone or truthfully in any zone at all! Like many of you I am tired, the house is a total disaster, the kids are fighting, the internet is terrible and alone time is a scarcity in our home. At the end of the day, I hardly feel like getting in the zone and giving and receiving love. In fact the only zone I feel like I’m in is the Twilight Zone. I’m stuck in this odd place and cannot seem to find the way out. Even in my ugliest hour (and tonight got ugly!) I continue to be thankful that God is always in the zone. He is always in the business of giving and receiving love, and thank goodness he never tires of my issues and my attitudes. He’s ready and waiting to meet in my place, walk with me through my garbage and celebrate with me when the time comes. Lamentations 3: 22-23 reminds us that “the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness”. So today No matter what zone you find yourself in, know that God will joyfully meet you there. And no matter how overwhelmed, exhausted or anxious you feel, he cannot wait to throw His love all over you!

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