Sassy faked going to the bathroom outside so she could go ahead and get her treat. She had no clue I was watching her through the window. I could clearly see that she had gone outside and then turned right back around to the door.
She was focused on the treat, the reward, the prize. She didn't have a desire to obey for obedience's sake.
Do I fake obedience to God outwardly so I can be blessed? Or do I try to obey Him just because I want to obey Him?
To obey Him is to love Him.
By that measure, how much do I love Him?
I will strive to obey Him in all things. He is watching me like I watched Sassy through the window.
My treat, however, will be to hear the words, "Well done" from God Himself.