God can teach us important life lessons through nature and even our pets.
First let me share this song. I have always loved it. In fact it was the first song I ever sang as a duet in Church. Hope you will enjoy.
Now, let me Introduce ‘Snowflake Rascal McGuire’ to you today.
At times things may try us with our animals. Other times, we may laugh really hard at their antics!
This scoundrel really can make me laugh and about cry out in frustration both! haha
He really is a ‘Rascal‘ at times. I don’t know about the gentle ‘Snowflake‘ part, yet.
His story: Over 2 years ago my daughter, Angela and grandson came to visit one day.
There was a baby kitten came out from under my side porch in very bad shape. I had not seen the kitten before that day.
They begin feeding him tiny parts of a b.k hamburger and left over ice cream they had in there hands outside.
(Before anyone starts with ‘why’ about that diet?)
He was very malnourished, flea laden and hungry. Also he was ‘panting’ from the heat. So that was a ‘one time‘ diet and only a bite at that.
We believed he was really close to dying. What we figured out was a Mama cat and her litter was nearby.
Snowflake must have been the rejected one of the litter.
My daughter was begging me to keep him since she couldn’t. I’m like absolutely no!
I said we will take him to a shelter — but I will help him ‘temporarily.‘
First she gave him a good flea bath and wrapped him in a towel gently. He got a lot of one on one ‘extra‘ attention until he was healthy.
The temporary now is a forever home! He is still here, lol. We next got shots and him fixed when he was old enough.
I have to pray over that overgrown cat a lot, let me tell you!
He needs more patience than the other two cats here that belong to my granddaughter, Destini.
At first he was so hungry he wanted to eat all the time. He still today wants to eat too much and can be greedy with the other female cats.
Some habits, I am still having to work on ‘patiently’.
He gets into trouble jumping around on things at times.
Sometimes I have to use a ‘spray bottle’ on him or ‘time out‘ in a big kennel cage.
I have at times just pointed and told him, “Go get in your kitty cage!”
He meekly will go in, and I remind him of why he is in time out.
Then when I let him out, the punishment is over!
Kindness and rewards should be a part of the big picture with animals too, as with children.
We have such a kind Heavenly Father above!
Let’s learn from our Creator and Maker in all things.
Where lacking in wisdom we can ask. I often have to ask the Lord myself for wisdom and discernment in certain matters.
Especially for my Snowflake Rascal!
Here are some scriptures to close today.
God bless you all.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8
“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 15:46
“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” Matthew 6:26
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.