Monday, April 18, 2011


WARNING:  This post doesn't have much to do with food.

Today, I am thankful for ants.  This is actually really hard for me to say, because at the same time, they are the bane of my existence. I clean up my kitchen floor four or five times a day- sweep and then spray with cleaner and wipe.  I vacuum the dining room after every meal. Every day.  From spring until fall.

Anyway, I am thankful for them, because I am learning about consistency, and persistence.

These ants are teaching me boat loads about being consistent, because if I do not consistently sweep, wipe the floor and vacuum, they will invade.  Just like if I do not consistently check my heart, the bad attitude, or hard heart, or harsh tone will invade.

They are teaching me about persistence, because they come into my house, day after day, hour after hour, in search of food.  And then, because of their persistence, they find every last little crumb that I miss.  And they bring all their friends to show them, too.  I guess I can learn from them.  Every day, I must go with persistence to God, and every day (or hour, or minute), if I am persistent, I will find a crumb that will sustain me through the day.  And when that crumb is gone, or when I give it to a friend, there will always be another crumb.  God is so good to give us crumbs to sustain us every day.  Just like He gives the ants crumbs to sustain them.

So, as much as I hate to say it, I am learning something from the ants that invade my house consistently and persistently all summer long.

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  1. Wow! I never thought about ants like that but it is so true. God gives us lessons in even the smallest of things doesn't he!

  2. You go girl! Thanks for the Ant lesson!!!