I noticed last week when i was riding him that he had become “duller” to what I “said” in my cues. This was disappointing to me. I *want* him responsive to me, while dulled to other things to a degree (like a balloon that blows by on the wind).
Some riders do this without realizing it with their cues. I wondered last week when I rode Harley and he was so dull if I had, in effect, taught him to ignore my “voice.”
I don’t want to be that way with the Lord. I never want to become dull to his “cues.” I want “lightness” and “softness” in my responsiveness. My trainer speaks of how when I barely lift the rein, the response of the horse and his *thought* is to be “Yes? What are we going to do?”
Well, I want to be that way with the Lord. If he even HINTS at something that he wants from me, I want to be there with a “Speak, Lord, I am listening.” Or a “Yes? What are we going to do? What do you want of me?”
I love it when God uses my horses to teach me something.
This photo shows a group of us at a horse clinic working with desensitizing a horse that was worried about lots of things. By the time we were done with a long series of steps (gradually desensitizing him) he wasn’t worried about the umbrella, plastic flag or the chair. He no longer heard their “voices.” May we never grow dull to the voice of the Lord.