“Battle of the Ants” Don’t miss this episode.~janitor

I was walking the church property, yesterday.  I came upon a big mound of dirt, looking much like an ant hill but no ants. I kicked the top off and you guessed it. I don’t know how many ants, but thousands anyway.  They all began frantically scurrying around, trying to figure out what to do.  Some were carting off eggs, others were carting off dirt and some were trying to get up my pant leg.  They are very focused and determined on their objectives.  I went to get the poison… Sorry PETA, but not really.

I dumped poison on the mound and the ants.  Oddly the ants turned on each other and began fighting to the death.  The enemy was the poison, but they chose to kill each other.  It speaks oddly of us as humans.  We build our homes and satan through life kicks the top off.  Rather than do battle with the one doing the kicking, we do battle with each other.  Why is that?  Why not seek God and let Him take care of the evil that is attempting to destroy?

The battle scene is described many times in the Bible.  The Jews would faithfully show up for battle and God had already turned the enemy against itself.  I think the “Battle of the Ants” is a great reminder to seek God and let Him do the battle.  He has everything He needs for victory and is pleased we you ask Him for help.

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Focus of my Delight

If it were God's desire to gather a body of believers together in the form of a local church, where might God have the focus?  It might be good to focus on the poor.  God tells us to care for those less fortunate.  It might be good to focus on the widowed, they also are less fortunate.  It might be good to focus on deep Bible study.  God wants us to gain wisdom,  It might be good to focus on prayer.  God tells us to pray.  There are an unlimited number of good causes to focus on.  But where does God want us to focus?

"While he(Peter) was going on like this, babbling, a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and sounding from deep in the cloud a voice: "This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight. Listen to him." ~Jesus

The cool thing about a focus on Jesus is that obedience in all the other activities become a natural result.  Focus on Jesus and you will feed the poor, help the widows, read His Word, pray and more! 

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You’re outta here!

"Knowing the correct password—saying 'Master, Master,' for instance— isn't going to get you anywhere with me. 

What is required is serious obedience—doing what my Father wills. 

I can see it now—at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, 'Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking.' And do you know what I am going to say? 'You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don't impress me one bit. You're out of here.'" ~Jesus

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