Did you ever notice, that when you tell your cat to come in or to get off of the table, they squint their eyes, as if by not seeing you, they don’t have to listen to you? Did you ever notice that when a dog is aggravated by a situation – not playing with them, or not paying attention to them – they snort or sneeze? I’m sure you’ve noticed that dogs are more adept at expressing themselves through their body language than cats; and that cats are much more vocal, probably believing that we understand “meow” language, because we seem to always know what they want or need? They talk to you, and answer your responses as if carrying on a conversation with you. They both read us, too. They even watch which shoes we put on, trying to figure out whether we’re staying in, going out into the yard, or going shopping.
We and our pets communicate by vocalization, facial expressions or body language, just like every other person in the world. Have you noticed that the most aggressive and confrontational person is the person who is desperately trying to obtain love and respect. Or that the most boisterously reveling person is really the unhappiest?
We can’t find love and respect by dominating others. We can’t find inner happiness by pretending outwardly to have great fun. The pain and turmoil that we have inside of us, because of childhood upbringing or painful experiences cannot be covered over and forgotten by our actions toward others. And the love we need is too important to be entrusted to another fallible person. Only by learning of God’s great love for us, and learning to love, trust and rely on Him for our needs, will we find true peace and happiness. Only God’s love can erase our pain. Only His love can provide the firm foundation that we need to face the world each day without being defeated by it.
Yes, body language is fascinating. But reading someone’s actions and attitudes to determine what will happen to them in the future is essential. Whatever we want or do to another determines what happens to us. And the target of our actions or thoughts is not necessarily the source of the action that we receive in our lives. It is the intent that is returned to us from any source, and not the retaliation of the person we had intended or wished misfortune. When we worship at the throne of God through positive thoughts and actions, He rewards us. When we worship at the throne of Satan through negative thoughts and actions, he repays us with the negative in our lives. What do your actions and thoughts predict for your future? In order to decide which path to take, we must be aware of one fact: If you worship God and His ways, your blessings will be 10 times greater than your intent for others, and worshiping Satan and his ways your misfortune in life will be 10 times greater than your intent or wish for others.
Become aware of your attitudes and actions, and learn of your future.
“Those who come to the Lord, must know that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
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