A year ago today, I began this blogging journey. I am grateful for each one of you who have faithfully read these monthly lessons. Your responses are truly a gift. One unexpected blessing of this journey has been the people I’ve met along the way. Fellow dog lovers who have stopped to meet Adi and fellow bloggers who have inspired me with their writing, photography, and love for the Lord.
To commemorate the day, I share with you the very first lesson I wrote three years ago. Adi was about five months old at the time.
To read the story about how these lessons got their beginning, click here- to visit the page titled “Story Behind the Lessons.”
Lesson from a Lab: Check-In
This is Adi’s check-in look. Whether by my side on lead or romping in a field, she frequently looks to me for instruction, especially when encountering something new. I wish I could say she always does this. When she doesn’t and barges forward, chaos ensues, correction required. When she does, all is kept in order, and she is rewarded with praise and pleasant encounters. How applicable to my own life. Do I look to the Lord, check in, and receive the blessing of His instruction or do I rush ahead in my own wisdom and reap the consequences?
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule without understanding which must be curbed with a bit or bridle or it will not stay near you.” -Psalm 32:8-9
© 2019-2020, Lessons from a Lab, Beth Alisan. All Rights Reserved