It’s already a practice of mine to meditate upon God’s word and pray before doing anything else early in the morning. It’s a fresh way to start the day with the Lord. It’s the reason why I didn’t hesitate to join this meme, Moving Words Monday hosted by SAHM’s Notebook. It’s the time of the week where you can share inspiring stories, inspiring words taken from the Bible, inspirational proverbs and quotes. It is a meme that helps us get a dose of inspiration to start our week right, according to the host and I do agree with her. Here’s my first share gleaned from Daily Encounter.
Sometimes the seemingly simple things in life can teach us some of the most important lessons. Take ants, for example. Even though their “brain” (central ganglion or nerve) is less than one-tenth the size of a pinhead, ants live in highly organized social colonies. Some collect food, others build the nest and keep it clean, and some look after the queen ants. Nurse ants clean and feed the larvae. Soldier ants guard and protect the food-collecting ants. No wonder the Bible says, “Go to the ant … consider her ways and be wise.”
Among other lessons, the ants “who store up their food in the summer” teach us the importance of being prepared ahead of time for whatever might come our way. The Chinese proverb, “Dig your well before you’re thirsty” makes the same point. Children need to be prepared for life, teenagers and young adults need to be prepared for entering the work force, and for taking care of themselves. Those who are planning to be married need to prepare in advance for it; unfortunately, too many don’t. And all adults need to prepare ahead for retirement and old age.
Most important of all, we need to prepare for life after life when we will meet our Maker face to face. As God’s Word says, “Prepare to meet your God,” and as Jesus taught about his return to earth, “Be ready; for when you least expect it, I will come.” How tragic beyond all measure for those who aren’t prepared for life after death or that day when Jesus returns for all his true followers.
It’s my prayer for today that God will help me to trust in HIM always and, in so doing, always be prepared for whatever lies ahead—especially for life after death and for the day of His return.