Good as New

Grooming your pooch could sometimes be a struggle, especially when your fave is quite a handful.  While others prefer to bring their pooch to a vet for a regular grooming, David (my hubby)  prefers to do it by himself or at times with a little help from me.

Yesterday as David was grooming Simba (the most handful of the four), he asked me to hold and let Simba stay put.  Boy oh boy, the word struggle was an understatement. And to top it all, I ended up feeling itchy all over from the all tiny hair that unavoidably stuck on my forearms and neck.

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When asked, David would always say instead of paying over the odds he’d rather do the grooming himself.  And so, as I observed him doing all the grooming I can not help being amazed with him (not because his my hubby) by how he took pleasure and how he is so passionate in what he was doing.

While he meticulously trimmed the hair, making sure no stray hair were left out, at the same time he was so careful as not to cut the skin or hurt our restless Simba. We basically struggled the whole night, trimming our little yet handful pooch.

Until finally David declared, ‘Done. Look at you Sim, you’re good as new like a new puppy.’  And I saw happiness and satisfaction reflected on his face.

Much like when God works on us.  He does not hand us to any of His angels rather He personally mould us with the help of the Holy Spirit.  At times or oftentimes when we tend to be handful as we resist His moulding, God would meticulously yet gently mould us until He sees the change in us.  And as we become a better “God-moulded” person, then, just then with happiness and satisfaction God would declare, ‘Done. Look at you child, you’re good as new, like a new creation.’

God does all these because He loves us so much that He does not want us to be eternally put in damnation.  Moreso, God desires for all of us to with Him in His kingdom.

As assured in Hebrews 12:6-11, “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he 

accepts as his son.”  Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not
disciplined by their father?  If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not
legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.  Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!  They disciplined us
for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his
holiness.  No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of
righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (NIV)
IreneA
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