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Who is the Alpha?

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He is finally catching on!

Our Wonderdog needed to be reminded that he was not the alpha male, and so we had to inject some tough love. 

One tough lessen for him to learn is that no longer is our bed, his bed. This was not an easy lesson (for any of us).

He has a lovely wooden bed, with a lovely cushion, covered by a hand made flannel baby blanket (nothing but the best for this guy). It is more than roomy, and sits at the end of our bed … but he finds our bed, with our warm bodies in it, to be far superior. 

About a month ago, hubby was coming to bed. The WonderDog and I had retired awhile earlier, and he was snuggling near my feet. When hubby attempted to evict him, our canine friend growled at him with great venom in his snarl. It took a bit of effort to get him to his bed, and calmed down. This was the incident that whispered to us “he doesn’t know who is in charge, and he thinks it might be him.”

This incident with our dog’s natural desire to be the alpha in our house makes me think of how often I forget that I am not the queen/king of the castle of my life. 

Isaiah 55:8-9 reminds us of our proper, intended, place:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Natalie Grant released a song called, King of the World. It is about this very real creature struggle for that alpha role in our lives. Our pursuit should not be comfort, like my WonderDog, but contentment that comes from obedience. 

God is our alpha, and omega, our beginning and end.

“Just a whisper of your voice can tame the seas

So who am I to try to take the lead

Still I run ahead and think I’m strong enough

When you’re the one who made me from the dust
When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world?

I try to take life back right out of the hands of the king of the world

How could I make you so small

When you’re the one who holds it all

When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world

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