We brought doggie treats to use as rewards for learning and accomplishments. See Major looking the opposite way from the instructor? Ha. He was tired of being told what to do.
But he sure perked up when the teacher took her turn with him. Why?
Because she was so good, smelled like doggies, or Major had a sudden inspiration to work? Noooooo.
She had chopped up beef hot dogs in her treat bag! My regular dog biscuits didn't satisfy him any more. He wanted something new. People food was the best!
But his stomach didn't think so.
So we are back to his regular dog treats.
"God's blessing makes life rich, nothing we do can improve on God." Proverbs 10:22
How many treats do I need from God to keep me working? Isn't what He's done, enough "treats" to last me an eternity? Why do I sit and turn the other way until He sends another treat? Why not just work because of love?
Lord, help me to remember You are all the reward I need.