Yesterday morning I woke early to exercise and get my reading for the day done. Now if you know me at all, you know I detest mornings. Early bird gets the worm? Worms are stupid. I have no interest in them. However, it is getting harder and harder to fit those two things into my daily schedule. So rising earlier seems like my only choice at this stage in life.
Once I finished those two tasks, I went out to look at my gardens and fill my bird feeders. (You can’t be a crazy bird lady without any bird food). As I was pulling weeds, I noticed the millions of ants in my garden.
Instantly Proverbs 6:6 came to my mind “Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:” Have you ever sat and watched how ants moved? They are workers. They work in a colony. They all have tasks. They use seasons to know when to store food.
Why do I think God would tell us to consider her ways and be wise? Well, these verses are teaching to be productive and not lazy. But I also think there is something to thinking on something inferior, such as an ant, which leads us to give glory to God. When we spiritualize common things, we make the things of God ready and easy to us. By observing and thinking on these things, we can converse with them daily.
I hope you’re having a good Tuesday. I hope you feel purpose in your day. I hope you find a second to sit and consider the minute things in life that we often overlook.