THE ANTS AND THE VITAMINS 4/15/09
PRECIOUS PARABLE: Yesterday I posted a Word
about listening to the ants who gather their supplies in
the summer, in preparation for winter.
Prov 30:24-25 NKJV
There are four things which are little on the earth,
but they are exceedingly wise: The ants are a people
not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer.
Then this morning I woke up and there were flying ants
in my bathroom and Wayne’s bathroom. Every year the
flying ants migrate in the wind in attempts to find new
homes and occasionally we will get one or two in the
house. But this was the first time we were really
invaded. We did not know if it was a divine sign
related to the Word, or a demonic attempt to torment,
but both of us felt it was definitely spiritual since we
had never had this happen before in the 33 years we have
We sprayed around the bathroom windows, outside the
house, and in the bathrooms. I took the portable vacuum
and vacuumed them up and then Wayne said he had to
change the vacuum bag, else the live ants would crawl
right back out and go to another area in the house.
Later when I went to the dining table to pack my
vitamins into their little monthly containers, I noticed
the portable vacuum was sitting on top of the table
right next to my vitamins. It “bugged” me that ants
might crawl out and get all over them. I did not know
that the contaminated bag was outside in trash and the
vacuum was on the table because we were out of bags. I
was grossed out and asked Wayne about it.
Then I went to sit in my chair and felt led to grab my
Walk With Me book and turn with anointed hands. I was
SO blessed by what I turned to. Only God can reach us
with such precious Words!
AH: FROM THE WORD SEALED AND PROTECTED
I'm not sure how this
fits in, but when I saw the title "sealed and protected"
I had to share it because it fits.
My daughter (who is 2 1/2) handed me a round cover to a
vitamin that I take -- the piece that you take off the
top so you know that no one has tampered with the bottle
before you take what's in it. She said, "Jesus, Mommy."
I dismissed it as her giving me a piece of trash and put
Later that day, she came up to me again and handed it to
me and said, "Jesus, Mommy." I thought, why is she
saying Jesus about this scrap of paper?
Then when I looked at what it had printed on it, over
and over again, I knew. It said, "Sealed for your
protection." Then I realized it was God's way of telling
me that although I feel under attack, I've been sealed
by the Holy Spirit and I'm under His protection -- and
what He has deposited in me cannot be contaminated by my
"In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of
truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also,
having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of
promise" (Eph. 1:13).