Good Morning November 11

Our next door neighbor has an invisible fence around his yard. It is a small gauge wire buried beneath the surface of the grass. His dogs wear a collar that can receive a signal from the wire. If the dogs get too close to the wire they get a slight electrical shock as a warning. They learn where they can go safely and where they cannot. God has given us a similar warning mechanism. But in our case it is He, Himself, in the person of the Holy Spirit dwelling in our hearts. This is more than just conscience. One can dull or kill their conscience. One can resist, or refuse to listen to, the Holy Spirit, but we cannot kill Him. We cannot stop Him from loving us or seeking by a variety of mean to guide us in the right way. We may choose to live in the pig pen as the Prodigal did, but we cannot stop the Father from standing on the home porch grieving, watching, and praying.(read Luke 15) Such is the love that our God has for each one of us.