Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Little Ant

Proverbs 6:6-11 Go to the ant,you sluggard!Consider her ways and be wise,Which,having no captian, Overseer,or ruler,Provides her supplies in the summer,and gathers her food in the harvest.How long will you slumber,O sluggard?When will you rise from your sleep?A little sleep,a little slumber,a little folding of the hands to sleep-So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,and your need like an armed man. This is one of my favorite stories I always read to my kids,and I even read it over and over.This is just such an amazing profile of we want we should be,and not be.Here you have this little humble ant.The size of a pinhead,and he works mightingly day and night.He isn't worried about what others ants are saying.(Just stay with me,theres a point here.) He strives to do his best,he knows his job,and he doesnt give up when things are too hard.They are working together for the greater good,because without each one doing as they should their house will crumble,and they will go hungry.He is just busy with himself,not what all the other ants are doing.He is not in competition with the other ants,but does his job 100% whole heartedly.This little ant can pick things up ten times his size,he isn't discouraged by life,and he is a hard worker,not just for himself but for those around him.He doesn't waste his time sleeping and grumbling about what he has to do.So we can look to this little ant,that even God calls us to follow in their ways.We spend too much time being lazy,we spend too much time thinking of what others will think of us,we are not ready to work for the greater good of all,unless others are pitching in.We want others to notice what we are doing,and we really just dont want to work that hard.If we are not giving 100% to christ,then our time spent is for us,and no one else.We have to stop looking around at what others are doing,and start looking in our hearts to make sure we are doing what we need to get done.I'm sure these little ants have fun working,and joke with one another,but they get down to the matter of things and don't give up until they are finished.The Lord doesn't give us what we cannot handle,we gain our strength from Him.With Him all things are possible,even living like the little ant.


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