The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 (NIV)
One summer afternoon I brought my work and a cool diet Mountain Dew out to the front porch. (Nothing like a cool diet Mountain Dew on a hot day right!) Maybe I should have left the work load inside as the gift of the moment (sunshine and sweet Dew) were threatened with thoughts that circle the drain of the unknown. However it was in this pondering over purpose that God brought the sweetest of messages that dripped like sweet honey on my heart!
Right behind me on the windowsill was a very small hole in the screen frame. I noticed a bee entering the hole multiple times and since I am allergic to bee stings my attention was enraptured by this little stinger. As I watched him, he flew down to the wood chips at the bottom of the porch steps and all the way back up to the small hole in the screen. He did this for maybe an hour straight! Each time he went down to the wood chips he picked up a sliver of a chip (the sliver being bigger than his whole body) and flew it up to the screen hole! Sometimes he could fit with the wood chip he had carried up but most of the time he could not. So just below his endeavors on my porch, was beginning to form a large pile of small wood chip slivers that could not fit! The persistence and perseverance of this little bee was remarkable!
Regardless of the number of failed attempts (of which there was an ever increasing pile of evidence beneath him) this bee was not distracted from his purpose! See, his failed attempts were just that, beneath him and in the past. His focus was forward, he would not let the pile below discourage him from pressing on and rising above!!
“According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.” -Bee Movie
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NLT) Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
God saw my heart that needed a bit of revival and sent sweet words of Truth to drop like honey. Proverbs 16:24 (NIV) reminds us that, Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. And it’s in the wild passage of Ezekiel 3:3-4 (NIV) that we see the Source of honey sweet words is God Almighty Himself! Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them.”
The Word of the Lord is healing honey sweet to our soul, heart and mind. When we ingest His Word, obediently allowing it to saturate every part of our lives, that sweetness may then drip without ceasing into our relationships and workplaces. If we are not to become weary in doing good we must remain connected to the Source of sweet sustaining strength dear one. The peace of mind to persevere in life, is a mind governed by the Truth; by His Spirit.
What that bee didn’t know was that I was watching and that what may have felt like weakness causing him to sweat (if bees sweat he probably was) appeared as strength to me. Let God give you a honey heart through His sweet Word so that you do not grow weary and give up. Someone needs the “sweet” you have, so don’t give up in the sweat dear one.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20 (NIV)