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    1. I know, Heather! I have so much to be thankful for in how God is moving all around me, though.

  1. This was a fun post! My adult daughter has a wonderful black cat, who will sit on my lap and knead. God seems to always be doing this to me. He pushes and pokes and purrs, reminding me how important it is that I make time for Him. Love the analogy! Thanks for sharing. – Amy

  2. As a cat mama of 4, I definitely identify with this, on many levels. I’ve learned many God-lessons from my many furkids over the years. Well written!

  3. This was such a wonderful read, not only because I love reading about God, but also because cats are the greatest animals on the planet in my opinion haha! It is so hard trying to be still and know that God is working in us. I love feeling his presence and it is scary when I don’t feel he is as near as he used to be. He never does forsake us though and that is a such a comfort.

  4. I feel like God is doing the opposite of softening me–he is strengthening me though fire after fire. As I lean heavily on Him, I don’t allow the slashing words of others to affect me because my shield of faith is up. God has taught me to rely on Him alone.

    1. Susan, many of us are going through or have gone through those fires as well. So glad you are relying on the Lord. Thanks for commenting.

  5. I have five cats and know exactly what you mean. What a great word picture. I try to imagine the Holy Spirit as a dove. Am I still enough for Him to rest on me?

  6. Such good points brought up from a sweet memory! I often think of Esther when I feel like I’m not seeing God actively in my life. It reminds me that he is always working behind the scenes, in the details, and I just have to trust that he hasn’t forgotten about me.

    1. Esther is one of my favorite Bible characters. Thank you for bringing her into the discussion!

    1. Amen, Tara! I can’t imagine doing without his nudging. That’s a great image to keep in mind too!

  7. Being still and waiting is so hard for me. I do feel lazy and embarrassed. I am in an enforced waiting period in my life, and your words are so encouraging! Thanks

  8. I appreciated this post! I particularly appreciated that you included point #3. We don’t always ‘feel’ God, but He is still there – always. We need to learn to trust Him instead of our fickle feelings. I have chosen to feature your post on this week’s Grace and Truth. Stop by to get your “I was featured” button.

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