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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

That's Not My Name

This is Mookie Lucy.  For some reason when I met this cute, recently rescued dog, I misunderstood his her name.  So for many days, I said how HE was a nice dog and, "Come on, Mookie."  Mookie Lucy was a good sport and went along with the program and didn't spill the beans even though I believed something about him her that wasn't true.
Sometimes we believe things about others that aren't true.  In fact, we probably do it all the time.  But often we believe things about ourselves that aren't true.  We call ourselves Disappointment.  Failure.  Worthless.  Or perhaps we go in the other direction: Perfect.  Superior.  Sinless.

But Jesus calls us His Own.  We have value and we can't disappoint Him when we trust.  When we look at the standard God sets, an honest assessment of ourselves reveals that we aren't perfect and are in need of a savior.

No matter how we see ourselves, God's opinion is the one that matters. When we seek Him and find Jesus, we are given Honesty, Love and Peace.  The identity we have in Christ is true and invaluable. 

Mookie Lucy was rescued and given a new life and a new name in her new home that she'll have forever.

You can have the same.

8 comments:

  1. I think Mookie is a cute name!

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    1. I thought so too - that's why I so enthusiastically embraced it.

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  2. I have been working on these types of thoughts about myself. Trying to really see how God see me! Tough stuff!

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    1. It sure is, Janeo. But I believe it is a prayer God always answers - to help us see ourselves and others the way He sees us. What God wants most is for us to know how much He loves us.

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  3. "Mookie Lucy was rescued and given a new life and a new name in her new home that she'll have forever.

    You can have the same."

    I like that part. I think I will name my next cat...Mookie. However, hopefully that won't be soon.

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    1. Ha! I hear ya on that - no new cats!

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  4. looking for a small dog can be male or female to love forever. lost my pet to cancer

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    1. Thanks for commenting ambergirlbff! May I suggest going to petfinder.com ? Just put in your area code and every adoptable pet in a wide area that is available in a shelter or foster home will pop up. I have found my last two dogs through them.

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